How Hotels and Airports Are Keeping Us Safe During The COVID-19 Outbreak
Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Curious what hotels and airports are doing to keep us safe right now? Then, keep reading for a closer look in:
If you will be checking into a hotel or resort in the near future, you can expect many hotels to be very proactive about their cleaning efforts. In addition to their usual cleaning and disinfecting protocols for guest rooms, resorts like Hilton, The Marriott, and many others are increasing the frequency of cleaning in public spaces, with a large focus on the lobby, elevators, door handles, bathrooms and room keys. They’re also encouraging guests to do a quick wipe down of their own upon arrival in case the staff has touched spots once housekeeping has passed through. This includes “high touch” things like TV remotes, lamp switches, soap dispensers, toilet handles, etc.
Airlines are also taking the necessary precautions to protect travelers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Delta Airlines, for example, has recently outlined their new guidelines for keeping travelers safe –from the moment you arrive at the airport, to the flight itself. All kiosks, ticket counters, gate areas, help centers, and baggage areas are cleaned multiple times a day with disinfectant. Multiple hand sanitizer dispensers have also been put in at all Club entrances, food service stations, and restroom areas. On flights, some airlines have been equipped with state-of-the-art air circulation systems, blending fresh outside air that is sterilized and filtered. Some have also added a fogging process to disinfect all transoceanic flights. Crews have also increased cleaning –including tray tables, seatback screens consoles, and other common areas.
As always, we are here to guide you in making the smartest travel decisions for you and your family. If you have any questions for us regarding a current or upcoming trip, or just need travel advice in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out.