Luxury travel design network Traveller Made has recently rolled out a new tool for its members which tracks the opening and reopening status of its accommodation partners, currently spanning the next seven months.
The “2020 Restart” program is based on feedback to a questionnaire that Traveller Made distributed to its 950 hotels, resorts and villas around the globe. Around 600 properties have already supplied information. The goal of the platform is to communicate efficiently to all member agencies an “easy, simplified and aggregated access to opening dates,” said CEO Quentin Desurmont.
Desurmont says the 2020 Restart mapping tool offers accommodation providers a simplified solution, “centralising the source of information for all our Travel Designers who need one place to search, not 1000 different emails with different formats every other week.”
The map also provides key information about the reopening measures of hotels, such as hygiene protocols, sanity measures, social distancing policies and guidelines as to when masks are required to be worn by guests.
“This will make it very easy for Travel Designers to spot the open hotels in each region, even while being on the phone with their clients,” Desurmont said.
In Australia, Traveller Made’s “2020 Restart” map currently lists six of its dozen member properties, those being Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Pretty Beach House, The Langham, Sydney and Halcyon House spread across NSW, and COMO The Treasury in Perth, which are “Fully Open”. The Louise in the Barossa Valley and Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney are listed as “Partially Open”.
In New Zealand where Traveller Made has 11 preferred accommodation partners, only Split Apple Retreat on the North Island is listed as fully opened, while The Marlborough Lodge is partially open.
“This tool will help you accelerate time-to-market for your property and boost your business,” Desurmont told the network’s member properties.
The map is updated on a regular basis and accessible to agency members via Traveller Made’s extranet.