Over 1,250 hotels and accommodation providers across the country have already adopted Quality in Tourism’s (QT) Safe, Clean & Legalaccreditation for cleanliness and safety to improve customer confidence in preparation of the lifting of lockdown measures.
Although not a new initiative, Safe, Clean & Legal has recently seen renewed vigour in response to the current pandemic, with 700 additional enquiries being processed.
SilverDoor, the Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA), Best Western Great Britain and the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) are just some of the businesses adopting the scheme to ensure properties are in compliance with standard procedures as well as updated Covid-19 cleaning protocols to support re-opening to visitors.
In May, Best Western GB signed 297 hotels to the scheme, while in the same month, HBAA, the Hotel Booking Agents Association signed a partnership deal where they recommended the accreditation to their agents, hotels and venues.
Deborah Heather, director at Quality in Tourism, said “Our robust Safe, Clean and Legalaccreditation scheme has been in operation since 2018 and is a proven tool that protects both guests and providers whilst driving accommodation standards.
“We have updated the scheme and introduced additional cleaning protocols surrounding Coronavirus to support the industry to re-open. Our accreditation scheme inspects accommodation providers against best practise guidelines and audits their application of new protocols, before being visited by a Quality in Tourism assessor and, if successful, awarding them with the marque that will reassure guests.”