Tripadvisor Launches ‘Travel Safe’ Tools, Making It Easy for Travelers to Find Important Health and Safety Information About Hotels and Restaurants Reopening During COVID-19

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Tripadvisor Launches ‘Travel Safe’ Tools, Making It Easy for Travelers to Find Important Health and Safety Information About Hotels and Restaurants Reopening During COVID-19

06/24/2020

Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform, launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor operates

A recent study from Tripadvisor found that for consumers thinking about future travel: 

  • More than 9 out of 10 (92%) said cleanliness is the most important factor in selecting accommodations
  • More than 8 in 10 (84%) said cleanliness or sanitization certificates are important when booking a travel experience
  • Nearly 8 in 10 (79%) said it’s important to publicly display compliance to government safety standards.

How Travel Safe helps travelers and business owners: 

For travelers: 

  • Health & safety checklists: Leveraging expertise from public health organizations and industry associations across the globe, hotel and restaurant owners can share safety measures directly on their Tripadvisor listing. These include sanitation procedures, mask-wearing guidelines, social distancing policies, and more. 
  • Search filter: A new filter allows users to easily find which hotels and restaurants are taking these added safety precautions.
  • Traveler reviews: New review submission form prompts allow users to validate safety measures and share their experiences with other travelers.
  • Q&A with business owners: If users still have questions, they can directly message business owners about their safety measures (or anything else). 

For owners: 

  • Businesses can now select safety measures they have in place at their property by accessing the checklist in their Tripadvisor management center (for free).
  • The checklist also enables properties to submit a text description of the steps they are taking to protect customers, including links back to safety information on their own websites.

“If we want to get the world traveling again, the safety needs of consumers must be appreciated and recognized as the biggest hurdle to closing the confidence gap created by this pandemic,” said Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer, Tripadvisor, Inc. “With the launch of Travel Safe, we’re  allowing owners to showcase how they’re putting health and safety at the forefront to protect their staff and future customers. As always, by submitting reviews, our hundreds of millions of members will be the best check and balance to ensure these businesses are responsibly abiding by their policies.”

To learn more about Tripadvisor’s Travel Safe initiative and our commitment to COVID-19 recovery, please visit tripadvisor.com/travel-safe. 

To learn more about the tourism industry’s recovery during COVID-19, visit: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Covid19WhitepaperMay2020