Travelport’s new tool helps agents track airline safety measures

Travelport has launched its Airline Health & Safety Tracker, which allows travel agents and travellers easy access to the most up-to-date information on airline health and safety measures.

The free-to-use tool, which is available to both Travelport customers and the wider industry, highlights at a glance the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines.

Both online and offline travel agencies can access the data through the Travelport Covid-19 Smartpoint Plugin, Travelport’s API-based merchandising solution, Branded Fares Data File, and the company’s Covid-19 Resource Hub, which is also available to the general public.

Kyle Moore, global head of customer strategy and marketing, Travelport, said that the tool “will help travellers to match their travel needs with the safety measures they expect, bringing back confidence in travel and supporting a strong industry recovery”.

The Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker monitors the use of seven safety measures: mandated use of face masks, socially distanced seating, temperature checks before boarding, improved air filtration, enhanced cleaning programmes, reduced onboard F&B services, and mandated traveller health certification or declaration. The data is presented in a simple visual format and is updated by Travelport on a weekly basis.

In the Travelport Covid-19 Smartpoint Plugin, which can be downloaded from Travelport Marketplace, the information is available alongside details on government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures – updated on a daily basis by global travel safety intelligence provider, Safeture.

As the airline safety information is also available through Travelport Branded Fares Data File, Travelport’s online travel agency, corporate booking tool, and travel meta-search customers can easily integrate Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker data into their own booking tools.

Additionally, all of the information is available on the Travelport Covid-19 Resource Hub, along with comprehensive information on travel restrictions across the world; airline, hotel and car policy trackers; direct links to Travelport support services, and guides to the best way to use technology during the crisis.

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