Following a trial in England, Tripadvisor will now launch its Hotels for Health programme globally to connect healthcare and government agencies with lodging providers that can supply rooms during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tripadvisor explained that many frontline healthcare providers have been unable to return to their homes after their shift due to a variety of reasons, such as close interaction with positive Covid-19 patients, and therefore needed accommodation elsewhere.
The Hotels for Health site 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 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.
Tripadvisor connects healthcare institutions with willing accommodation partners. After making this connection, the logistics and details of the lodging experience are then managed directly by those two parties (excluding Tripadvisor).
The trial was conducted with the UK’s National Health Service and select hotels in the south of England.