Healthy, Globally Connected Travel Paths by 2020
Even with the most diligent of housekeeping practices, guest rooms today are known to be a reservoir of allergenic triggers, pathogenic contaminants, microbes and volatile organic compounds. The same is true for any indoor environment which is subject to human presence. These byproducts of everyday life and travel are proven triggers for and causes of many conditions from allergic rhinitis to cell mutation and terminal illness. Whilst rates of respiratory allergy and asthma continue to climb steadily almost unilaterally worldwide, traveler discerning towards guestroom health and hygiene has never been more acute.
The Healthy Hotels Program is an initiative which provides guests with the assurance of a healthy guest room by modern indoor environmental quality standards, whilst for accommodation providers it is a catalyst for maintaining the healthiest of guest room standards, on an economically viable basis.
Founded in 2005 the Healthy Hotels Program is expanding rapidly and already helps to connect nearly one million guests each year across Australia and New Zealand with healthy accommodation choices via the official Healthy Hotels Guide.
As a privately owned and controlled enterprise, the Healthy Hotels Program is an ardently independent operation and is not subject to the overriding agenda of medical manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies or government departments.
The Healthy Hotels Program takes a strong stance on delivering for member travelers and properties a certification which remains scientifically sound and pure. It is the firm belief of the Program that guests should have the choice to ‘stay healthy’ when they travel and accommodation providers should be rewarded for their efforts in providing a healthy, clean and safe room offering.
As public and resident health experts research has illustrated, many of today’s health concerns can be minimised and even avoided through simply improving the indoor environmental quality of the places in which we live, work and recreate. In addition to providing healthy, globally connected travel paths, our mission at the Healthy Hotels Program is to openly share information which helps travelers to not only stay healthy when they travel, but also when they return home.
Whether you are an accommodation provider, a guest or a service provider, we invite you to join the discussion.