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Travelport launches new tool for airline health and safety

Travelport has launched a nifty new feature to make airline health and safety measures more accessible for travel agents.

Dubbed the Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker, the new tool highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines.

The tracker monitors the use of seven sought-after safety measures: mandated use of face masks, socially distanced seating, temperature checks before boarding, improved air filtration, enhanced cleaning programs, reduced onboard food and beverage services, and mandated traveller health certification or declaration.

The data is shown in a handy visual format and is updated by Travelport on a weekly basis.

Agents can access the tool through the recently launched 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.

The Travelport COVID-19 Smartpoint Plugin, which can be downloaded from Travelport Marketplace, shows the information alongside details on government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures – updated on a daily basis by global travel safety intelligence provider, Safeture. Information can be surfaced at the click of a button, based on the itinerary being booked.

“In recent months, the travel industry has introduced a wide array of robust health and safety measures to enable a safe and responsible return for travel,” Kyle Moore, global head of customer strategy and marketing at Travelport, said.

“As we sit at the heart of the industry, both aggregating, and enabling the merchandising of travel content from all corners of the world, we are in a natural position to bring this information into a single place and deliver it to travel agents and travellers.

“Using our leading technology, we believe this 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.”


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