Booking.com introduces health and safety feature to make it easier for everyone to book their next staycation again
Accommodation partners are now able to select the different health & safety measures they are implementing in areas such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing and food safety
As Singapore begins to emerge from the pandemic and staycations are now starting to become a possibility after hotels have been given the green light to reopen their doors, health and safety measures will need to be transparently displayed to help set accurate expectations and bring guests additional reassurance as they begin to search and book their next short break or getaway.
To cater to this need, Booking.com has introduced the health and safety measures feature on its platform.
The new feature will allow accommodation partners to select the different health and safety measures they are implementing in areas such as hygiene, sanitisation, physical distancing and food safety amongst others. Partners can immediately create a simple and effective checklist to highlight what they are doing to make every guest’s stay safe. This checklist will be displayed on each property’s page on Booking.com in a specially designed ‘health and safety box’, which can be expanded to provide more information.
Through this, travellers can make an informed decision by viewing all the health and safety measures the property is taking and have clear expectations about how they will be protected during their stay. For accommodation partners, this will help visibly reinforce not only the mandatory safe management measures laid down by the authorities but what they’re doing beyond that so guests can feel confident.
Properties such as Shangri-La Singapore, The Fullerton Singapore and The Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality have since made use of this feature, along with displaying their SG Clean certification, to additionally show their continued commitment towards their hygiene and sanitation practices.
Commenting on the initiative, Vikas Bhola, Regional Director South Asia at Booking.com said, “At Booking.com, our utmost concern is for the safety and security of our customers and accommodation partners. As the situation evolves, we continue to update the support we provide, including enhanced transparency to consumers around health and safety information when booking on our platform. By introducing these safety measures we will help set accurate expectations and bring additional peace of mind for travellers when the time is right and they are ready to experience the world again.”
Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world whenever it’s safe to do so again. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travellers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 43 languages and offers more than 29 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.5 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.