Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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New tool allows hosts to set up automatic cleaning buffers on guest rooms
A new automatic blocking tool has been launched to enable property owners to allow additional time to clean guest rooms between stays if needed, to help ensure guest safety and offer reassurance to them when booking.
Launched by Eviivo, the online booking specialist for the independent accommodation sector, the automatic cleaning buffer incorporates functionality which allows hosts to block rooms to allow them to be cleaned on either side of a guest's stay.
This latest product innovation has been created by Eviivo in the wake of Covid-19 and allows property owners to manage the cleanliness of their property more efficiently. Hosts are now able to set aside a number of days for deep cleaning if needed before and after each booking, as they wish.
The new buffer lengths can be set between one - three days, and stop bookings on set cleaning days to help owners adhere to newly required pandemic cleaning protocols while keeping excess admin to a minimum. The cleaning buffers can easily be removed manually or be set to auto-expire on a pre-defined date, as required.
Combined with Eviivo's Cleaning Dashboard - used to share any new deep cleaning procedures with staff - and the ability to advertise enhanced Covid-19 safety measures on all major travel sites, Eviivo acted fast to help accommodation providers reopen safely and protect their guests, as the hospitality sector emerges from a bruising lockdown.
"It's been such a difficult year for the hospitality industry," admits Paul Saxby, Eviivo's marketing director.
"We are doing all we can to support the sector with practical solutions to help them recover and run their businesses as efficiently as possible. Too little has been said about the huge challenges faced by independent accommodation providers, who experienced a sudden loss of livelihood as result of lockdown.
"With hosts implementing effective safety measures, a private vacation or city rental, or a secluded room in a small B&B, guesthouse or boutique hotel remain attractive options for a getaway without the crowds.
After all, if people want to escape, alone or with their family, a stay in a British B&B or vacation rental is probably the safest option, especially as hosts have doubled up efforts to ensure their safety!"
17th September 2020