Essential requirements to reopen your hotel when the pandemic ends
In light of the new standards of cleanliness, hygiene, and social distancing, HotelFriend, as a global IT company and the only one solution provider on the market can help every hotelier reopen safely and fast after coronavirus lockdown.
Today, people-to-people industries like hospitality are in dire straits as people fear to spread or contract an infection so that they overwhelmingly engage in social distancing. In addition, the health ministers don’t relax the restrictions and allow hotels to reopen. The reason is that it is currently unclear how to maintain hygiene, clean-up staff computers, or clean the menu on the tables the right way.
Anyway, all these issues are here to stay and every hotel should be ready to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including coronavirus. Otherwise, it will not reopen. This is especially true if we remember one striking real-world example of how a single infection can make hundreds of people sick.
Ischgl was the first resort in Austria to announce it was closing after a 36-year old bartender at Kitzloch tested positive for COVID-19. It is claimed that this little town turned into “the breeding ground” of coronavirus and is linked to outbreaks in five other countries.
Fortunately, COVID-19 is coming to an end. However, there appeared new demands for hotels in moving ahead with scheduled openings. Not only does the World Health Organization’s guidelines for accommodation providers resulting from the pandemic dictate new requirements, but also the guests’ expectations for hygiene, cleanliness, and safety are markedly different than before.
Following the shifts toward the above-mentioned expectations, Booking.com sets a minimum cleanliness threshold to enforce quality and safety standards. According to it, each property receives the cleaning scores to meet minimum cleaning quality requirements. If accommodation providers fail to complete the COVID-19 checklist, they are at risk of getting delisted.
So, as we see it, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 is one of the toughest challenges hospitality and tourism businesses face today. The consequences of quarantine measures are disastrous for the travel industry. Our sector is experiencing huge financial losses all around the globe.
Apart from that, hoteliers are concerned about ensuring safety for their customers and staff. Talking about the latter, employees are messing around as they don’t have a set of necessary tools to work from home. Some hotels have become shelters for guests who need to self-isolate. And their top priority now is finding an efficient way to both protect their guests and maintain regular workflow.
In response to the above, HotelFriend brings together relevant and practical guidelines and recommendations to help hoteliers meet new requirements and prepare for the return of guests.
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