December 1, 2022

Hygiene measures tracked for confidence

In a bid to build passenger confidence, tech supplier Travelport, has launched the Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker detailing airline initiatives around health and hygiene.

The tool, which is free of charge and available to both Travelport customers and the wider industry, highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines – all available at a glance.

It is delivered to both online and offline travel agencies through the recently launched Travelport COVID-19 Smartpoint Plugin, Travelport’s API-based merchandising solution, Branded Fares Data File, and the company’s COVID-19 Resource Hub, which is also available to the general public.

Kyle Moore, Global Head of Customer Strategy and Marketing, Travelport, said: “As we sit at the heart of the industry, both aggregating, and enabling the merchandising of, travel content from all corners of the world, we are in a natural position to bring this information into a single place and deliver it to travel agents and travellers. We believe this tool will help travellers to match their travel needs with the safety measures they expect, bringing back confidence in travel and supporting a strong industry recovery.”

The tracker monitors the use of seven sought-after safety measures: mandated use of face masks, socially distanced seating, temperature checks before boarding, improved air filtration, enhanced cleaning programs, reduced onboard food and beverage services, and mandated traveller health certification or declaration. The data is presented in a simple visual format and is updated by on a weekly basis.

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