HOTELS, AIRBNB BEEF UP CLEANING STANDARDS TO CALM TRAVELERS

Techlife News|May 02, 2020

HOTELS, AIRBNB BEEF UP CLEANING STANDARDS TO CALM TRAVELERS
Hotels and home-sharing companies are beefing up their cleaning efforts in order to soothe jittery travelers.

Hilton said it’s teaming up with RB — which makes Lysol and Dettol disinfectants — and the Mayo Clinic to develop new cleaning procedures that will be in place by June. The news follows Marriott’s announcement last week that it’s creating a cleanliness council to develop new standards. Marriott’s council includes infectious disease specialists and an expert from EcoLab, which makes commercial cleaning products.

Airbnb also said that it’s developing cleaning protocols for its hosts with guidance from former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and EcoLab. Airbnb said starting in May, guests will be able to see if a host commits to Airbnb’s new cleaning protocol, which includes requirements for cleaners to wear masks and use certain disinfectants. As a precaution, hosts will also be required to observe a 24-hour waiting period before booking new guests in a property.

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May 02, 2020