Following the success of its Clean Certified Accommodations programme Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, Agoda has expanded its partnerships to the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan to better support the revitalisation of tourism.
The Clean Certified Accommodations programme identifies accommodation suppliers that satisfy the hygiene criteria in line with the local market and regional standards, and awards them with a Clean Certified Accommodation badge on the property page on Agoda’s platforms. Local hygiene certifications, such as Indonesia’s CHSE, Clean & Safe Malaysia, Korea Quality, Taiwan’s OK Travel in New Taipei City, the the Philippines’ Safety Seal, Thailand’s SHA+, and Singapore’s SG Clean, are currently displayed on Agoda’s platforms.
In line with travel trends noted in Agoda’s Travel Trend Survey, travellers seek assurances that hygiene measures at their destination are rigorous and follow global best practices. Survey respondents were most interested in “daily room disinfection” followed by “daily disinfection (of general areas)”, “providing hygiene standard listings”, and “hygiene certification from the government”.
“We are proud to partner with government authorities across Asia-Pacific and beyond, to promote hygiene standards for all travellers,” said Omri Morgenshtern, chief operating officer at Agoda.
“Agoda’s top priority has always been to help make travel easier, and travellers will be able to easily identify which properties meet the government cleanliness and hygiene standards in each market. Our objective for the Certified Clean Accommodation programme is to help promote hygiene protocols among our accommodation partners and offer a layer of confidence for travellers looking to get back out there. We want to continue doing everything we can to help rejuvenate the tourism economy in the best way we can.”