TripAdvisor has launched ‘Hotels for Health’ - a programme to connect healthcare and government agencies worldwide, with lodging providers who can supply rooms during this time of need.
With hospitals in many areas close to reaching capacity, and many frontline healthcare providers unable to return to their homes after their shift, the extra beds provided by TripAdvisor’s hotel partners will make a huge difference in the fight against COVID-19.
The site, www.tripadvisor.com/business/hotelsforhealth, allows healthcare providers to advise that they need rooms, and hotels to advise that they have spare rooms available. The teams at TripAdvisor will then connect the hotels and healthcare providers.
“At this challenging time, we know TripAdvisor can play a unique role in helping to support the accommodation needs of frontline medical workers who seek out temporary housing, and we’re pleased to ask our hotel partners to do the same,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer, TripAdvisor. “We know so many frontline medical workers can’t simply return home after work because they live with someone with a compromised immune system, so TripAdvisor is proud to offer help where possible.”
TripAdvisor will use its extensive database of over two million accommodation properties worldwide to help target bespoke lists in specific areas where there is an urgent need for beds. After a trial connecting the UK’s National Health Service and select hotels in the south of England, it is now expanding the programme globally.
This initiative comes alongside the efforts of some of the largest hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, and Accor, who are also running similar programs to use their empty beds for good.