Travelport provides agents with airline health and safety tracker

An airline health and safety tracker will enable travel agents to highlight measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest carriers.

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

The data will be updated on a weekly basis and has been introduced in response to demand from the trade.

The information, based on the itinerary being booked, is available alongside details on government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures – updated on a daily basis by global travel safety intelligence provider, Safeture.

Travelport global head of customer strategy and marketing  Kyle Moore said: “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.

“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 travelers.

“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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