Skyscanner’s survey :Hygiene top priority for travellers

Skyscanner’s new survey reveals that hygiene is the top priority for travellers.

Global travellers hunting to book holiday accommodation in the post-Covid time prioritise cleanliness and hygiene over price and location, based on to a Skyscanner survey.

The research, which tried to find out how planning for a stay will advance post-Covid-19, was performed among 2,300 travellers from the UK, the US, Australia, South Korea, and Singapore (131 participants) checking out Skyscanner’s site from June 12-22, 2020.

Hygiene top priority for travellers
Cleanliness ratings are currently presented on Skyscanner desktop and mobile platforms

When it is about reserving a property in the foreseeable future, 55 per cent of Skyscanner customers score sanitization and hygiene practices as “extremely important”, in comparison to price (48 per cent) and place (45 per cent). Reward and loyalty programmes ranked least at 11 per cent , after brand reputation that is 21 per cent and star rating (20 per cent).

When it is about the relevance of flexible room change and cancellation policies, nearly half of that is 47 per cent Singapore vacationers rate it as “extremely important”, the maximum across all surveyed countries, against the global average of 29 per cent.

This shift in traThis change in traveller prioritize can be linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, with tourists saying that hygiene and sanitation practices that is 73 per cent and convenient cancellation policies (61 per cent) have grow to be “more important than before”.

In reaction, Skyscanner has newly launched cleanliness ratings on the majority of accommodations listed on its site. These ratings are gathered from TripAdvisor’s reviews in real time.

Hygiene top priority for travellers

Ulf Waschbusch, director of product hotels for Skyscanner, said on the new showcase: “The cleanliness rating provides a clear indication of the accommodation’s hygiene standards, allowing travellers to make more informed accommodation choices.

“It is still early days for the industry’s recovery, but travellers have already determined that hygiene and flexibility are the new necessities in the face of Covid-19. Moving forward, it is imperative that travel providers not only implement measures to instill consumer confidence, but also find new ways to inform the holiday booking experience.”

Skyscanner information also unveiled that the hotel experience shall be remold. Nearly half (46 %) of the travellers that are surveyed they are going to avoid provided amenities and common areas such as fitness facilities. Some 40 per cent of these would additionally prefer to dine outdoors, if given the option.

Having activities in-room is very popular with Singapore travellers, with nearly a third of them (31 per cent) saying they will look out for in-room experiences offered by the property, as compared to the average that is global of 19 per cent. This presents accommodation providers with opportunities to reinvent the hotel experience to offer add-ons such as private spa remedies and workout that is interior.

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