Staff in face masks & 1 couple per lift: How luxury holidays will change ...

With holidays on hold and travel restrictions in place, hotels and other businesses in the travel and tourism sector have been left financially strained by the coronavirus pandemic. But as airlines and tourism hotspots begin to explore the possibility of restarting operations for the late summer, many travellers have been left wondering what the future could entail when it comes to flights and accommodation. One hotel chain is now putting its customers’ minds at ease with a comprehensive list of stringent measures to ensure cleanliness and security for their guests.

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Sandal Resorts’ Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness will include several cleaning measures which will be put in place from arrival to departure so that guests feel at ease.

The procedures, which include health and well-being requirements, will be put in place across all 18 of their resorts.

Here’s a list of some of the hotel chain’s new measures.

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HotelsHotels: Sandals Resorts introduces stringent new cleanliness rules (Image: GETTY)

HotelsHotels: One hotel chain is now putting its customers’ minds at ease (Image: GETTY)

Advanced hygiene practices across 18 “key touch points”

Sandals Resorts has done a research assessment of all the places that guests are in contact with from arrival to departure, ensuring that all of them are kept sanitised.

The resort explained in an email all the touch points which include, “the airport lounge; guest transfers to and from resort; guest rooms, food and beverage experiences; housekeeping and laundry; elite services including butler service and Club Sandals Concierge; maintenance; resort activities such as water sports; elevators; swimming pools, jacuzzis and spas; team members access points; fitness centres and the Red Lane Spa; public bathrooms; suppliers and receiving; all public areas including lobbies and beaches; back of house facilities such as store rooms and offices; Kids Camps and waterparks at Beaches Resorts; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.”

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All resorts being inspected three times a day minimum for cleanliness

All the resorts will be sanitised on an ongoing basis but a “triple-check system” has also been put in place to ensure the resorts remain clean.

The inspections - which will take place at least three times daily - will include checking

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