In its continued global initiative to ensure consumers can travel with confidence and stay in a safe environment, Internova Travel Group says it has selected digital health company Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide as health security verification partners to validate the procedures and protocols at more than 50,000 hotels booked through its systems. The solution will help the travel industry align on a common approach, consistent protocols, and an established system of health security, say company executives.
Said J.D. O’Hara, CEO of Internova Travel Group, in the announcement: “The services provided by Sharecare will be an important way to dynamically amplify the existing health safety protocols in place at hotels, as well as give travelers a recognizable certification that assures them that a hotel or resort is health security verified.”
Developed in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the effect it has had on the hospitality industry, Sharecare’s health security solution enables hotels to comply with expert-validated best practices to minimize the risk and impact of acute public health events. This partnership is one of several initiatives Internova Travel Group has undertaken to promote safer travel. Last month, O’Hara and Internova executives piloted a digital health pass called CommonPass aimed at replacing quarantine with COVID-19 testing. The company’s Travel Leaders Group division launched a program called “Book with Confidence,” which provides participating travel advisors with a library of health and safety related resources to assist travelers.
“The more consistent information our advisors can provide to travelers, the more prepared and comfortable they will be in restarting their travels,” O’Hara added.
The health security solution from Atlanta-based industry-leader Sharecare, is a complement to its flagship data-driven, virtual health platform that includes a comprehensive COVID-19 readiness solution, [email protected].
Internova expects all hotels it works with to be Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide by the end of Q1 2022. Internova’s partnership with Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide was facilitated by Axcess Worldwide.
For more information about Sharecare health security verification through Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/health.