The Covid-19 pandemic has gravely impacted the tourism industry. With the easing of government lockdown regulations and travel allowances, hotels need to assure their clients that strict hygiene protocols are in place to ensure safety and prevent the spread of the virus.
For businesses that can swiftly adapt to the “new normal”, gaining and maintaining patron trust is focused around ensuring guest hygiene and safety is a top priority. It is the due diligence of the hotel to take every precaution within their capability to prevent harm to their staff, patrons and the general public. Failing to meet these protective measures can result in legal disputes and court cases. Enter HELLO HYGIENE! Hotels are awarded the ‘Hello Hygiene’ certification after successfully passing compliance assessments. An audit by an unbiased third party creates confidence that the business has taken the necessary preventative measures to ensure patron safety. In the era of global pandemics, the ‘Hello Hygiene’ certificate assures your patrons that infection prevention is a priority. This Global Conformity Mark is a guarantee that your business has met compliance with international standards and is a global recognition to create trust in your organisation.
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Benefits of the Hello Hygiene Certificate
- Close gaps in hygiene practices
- Acquire the Global Conformity Mark certification
- Publication on an international database
- The Global Conformity Mark can be used for promotions
- Produces customer confidence
In 2016, 84% of leisure travellers reported that that hotel hygiene was “very important” to them. In a world where the new normal is marked by physical distancing and mask-wearing, global recognition for hygiene practices improves public perception of your business and gives you the competitive edge you’ve been looking for.