Articles tagged “cleaning programs”

Parsing Hotel ‘Hygiene Theater’ From Truly Effective Health Protocols

Parsing Hotel ‘Hygiene Theater’ From Truly Effective Health Protocols

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Independent hoteliers with smaller back offices could find a third-party company like Blue Canary useful in mapping out heightened health and safety protocols. But it isn't clear if bigger brands with compliance departments will ever find need for outside help on cleaning.

1 month ago

Hotels Could Face $9 Billion in New Costs to Stay Squeaky Clean

Hotels Could Face $9 Billion in New Costs to Stay Squeaky Clean

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel owners face rising operational costs to keep up with new coronavirus cleaning standards. While some technology platforms could trim labor costs, these offsets aren't expected to hit until tech-savvy business travel returns.

4 months ago

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Airports and Rail Operators Prioritize Some Touchless Technologies Over Others

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vendors are getting creative with pandemic-related services, like the following: Passport control via facial recognition. Contactless elevators. Food-ordering without needing an app. Luggage disinfection via ultraviolet light. Mask-detecting robots.

4 months ago

Can Hotels Ever Have Enough Cleaning Standards?

Can Hotels Ever Have Enough Cleaning Standards?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

With an ever-growing array of hotel cleaning programs launched in response to coronavirus, a governing body may be what gives travelers the biggest confidence boost to return to vacationing.

5 months ago

Airbnb CEO Tells Hosts Success Against Hotel Competitors Hinges on Adopting Cleaning Protocols

Airbnb CEO Tells Hosts Success Against Hotel Competitors Hinges on Adopting Cleaning Protocols

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's a good idea that Brian Chesky is now doing weekly videos with hosts. It would be more effective — but admittedly riskier — if he took live questions. It will be a long process to rebuild trust from hosts because so many feel burned by the company's coronavirus refund policy.

5 months ago