An interactive tool to help agents access the latest Covid-19 travel restrictions has been developed by B2B bedbank WebBeds
The technology consolidates information from thousands of official data sources to display international travel restrictions for more than 180 countries.
It also covers domestic travel curbs for the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
The tool is available for WebBeds clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic with Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese to be added next month.
It generates a comprehensive list of inbound and outbound travel restrictions and requirements as well as rules for quarantine, masks/PPE, testing, and health documents.
Links to official sites for governments, regional authorities and health bodies are provided.
The tool is available to WebBeds clients via the trading platforms of Sunhotels, Destinations of the World, Totalstay, FIT Ruums, and Lots of Hotels.
Chief executive Daryl Lee said: “As part of our ongoing transformation strategy, that includes providing travel trade clients with an enhanced booking experience, we are pleased to offer this tool to help clients save time and reinforce their credentials as trusted travel experts.
“This simple tool provides a fast and easy reference point to help clients negotiate the evolving landscape of travel restrictions worldwide.”
Max Tremaine, chief executive of Canadian travel data firm Sherpa, which has developed a similar tool for American Airlines, said: “International travel is a key component of our world economy, so restoring consumer confidence to travel is paramount to the industry’s recovery.
“That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with a global accommodation provider such as Webbeds and help their extensive network of travel trade clients close the information gap on travel rules related to Covid-19 restrictions.”
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