GIATA launches self-assessment hygiene tool for hotels

Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Berlin-based travel technology company GIATA recently launched a self-assessment tool that hotels can use to evaluate their cleaning procedures against global standards. In a time when hygiene is a top concern for consumers while travelling, the tool would certainly be of great help.

Hotels that meet the criteria can use a “staysafe” label in their descriptions on sales channels. The GIATA, independent testing and certification provider Tuv Sud and digital hygiene management company Flowtify joined hands and worked together to make the app a success. It has been mainly developed by Tuv Sud and works in an assessment basis.

The assessment includes relevant hotel industry hygiene criteria and requirements from the World Health Organization, the World Travel and Tourism Council and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GIATA’s hotel clients can receive a custom self-assessment checklist based on their property’s hygiene-related services and facilities.

Those that meet the criteria can display the “staysafe” label for 30 days, at which time the assessment must be redone. GIATA publishes the label through its 21,500 sales channels in 74 countries. Jana Friedel, Business Development for hotel products, GIATA said in a statement that when people make books and notice that hygiene is the top priority in this hotel, they will choose this accommodation rather than another hotel. She also mentioned that hoteliers who regularly conduct and externally communicate these checks have a clear competitive edge.

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