15. July 2020 | GIATA Drive

German TÜV SÜD and GIATA release Covid-19 self assessment app for hotels

Berlin, 15 July 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Hotels, guests, and tour operators throughout the world are now seeking reliable, independent hygiene criteria, in order to have complete peace of mind when booking. The testing and certification provider, German TÜV SÜD, Flowtify, the German market leader for digital hygiene management, and the travel technology firm, GIATA, are now releasing an audit app that allows hoteliers to attain the “staysafe – hygiene self-assessment” label.

The three cooperating companies have systematically documented relevant hotel industry hygiene criteria and are providing the new label via a multilingual audit app, featuring a checklist individually tailored to the respective hotel. The app automatically informs hoteliers who maintain their hotel information in “GIATA Drive” of their accommodation’s hygiene-relevant facilities and services, such as the pool or restaurant. They can then conduct a convenient, self-assessment using the digital checklist, which must be reconfirmed every month. If they meet the criteria, they can then use the label for 30 days. GIATA automatically assigns the staysafe label to hotel descriptions displayed on tour operators and OTA websites (like CHECK24, Easyjet Holidays, Expedia DE, FTI, Holidaycheck, Kayak, Lastminute, Schauinsland Reisen, Tripadvisor, TUI), GDS’s (like Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport), and search engines – covering in total 21,500 sales channels in 74 countries.

As a constant, standardised assessment tool with a clear evaluation system, the staysafe label, featuring international hotel industry hygiene criteria, is a neutral sector benchmark that inspires confidence among corporate and private customers, as well as sales channels.

“When those making bookings see that hygiene is the top priority in this hotel, they will choose this accommodation rather than another hotel. Hoteliers who regularly conduct and externally communicate these checks have a clear competitive edge.”

Jana Friedel Business Development Hotel Products, GIATA

In addition to staysafe, GIATA also publishes labels from other providers along with new multilingual hygiene facts, such as contactless check-in/out or information about restricted buffet options.

Founded in 1866 as a steam generator inspection association, German TÜV SÜD is now a global company. More than 25,000 staff at over 1,000 locations in around 50 countries optimise technology, systems and expertise. They play a crucial role in making technical innovations safe and reliable, such as Industry 4.0, autonomous driving or renewable energies.
More information: https://www.tuvsud.com/en/

Press contact
Dirk Moser-Delarami
Tel: +49 89 5791 1592
Email: dirk.moser-delarami@tuev-sued.de

About Flowtify
Flowtify is an international provider of software solutions and apps, specialising in quality management and hygiene for hospitality, catering and retail.
More information: https://flowtify.de/home/

Press contact
Daniel Vollmer
Tel: +49 170 732 762 0
Email: daniel@flowtify.de

GIATA is a Berlin-based tourist technology company founded in 1996. The firm supplies its digital non-bookable content products to 21,500 customers and partners in 74 countries, including hotels, hotel chains, online travel agents, tour operators and global distribution systems.
More information: https://www.giata.com/en/

Press contact
Kalina Nikolova
Tel: +49 172 790 594 8
Email: press@giata.com

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