Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics on Hospitality

https://hotelintel.co/impact-of-epidemics-and-pandemics-on-hospitality/ (Editor: Article is a bit dated, from March 2020, but still very relevant. It recommends:) Formalize containment strategies addressing safety/health, revenue, and expenses/ cost containment measures. Monitor the situation and keep owners/shareholders informed, especially in case of needing funds to operate. Have a plan B, and be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Waive cancellationContinue reading “Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics on Hospitality”

This is everywhere you should be sanitizing in your hotel

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/hotels-clean-covid/ By Natalie B. ComptonOctober 3, 2020 Hotels around the world have scrambled to implement new cleaning and sanitization protocols since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic in March. They brought in expert consultants and “hospital-grade” disinfectants, installed hand-sanitizing stations and plexiglass barriers at front desks, and required guests and staff to wear face masks.Continue reading “This is everywhere you should be sanitizing in your hotel”

Robots are disinfecting hotels during the pandemic. It’s the tip of a hospitality revolution.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/01/27/hotels-robots-cleaning-hospitality-covid/ “The cleaning routines at most busy airports and hotels had remained relatively unchanged for decades. But as the pandemic rages into its second year, major brands are increasingly turning to the world of high-tech disinfection to strengthen their cleaning protocols. It’s a trend that’s slowly transforming housekeeping — and accelerating the pace of automationContinue reading “Robots are disinfecting hotels during the pandemic. It’s the tip of a hospitality revolution.”

Existing UV light technology has potential to reduce COVID-19 transmission indoors

A recent study has shown that a UV light technology already used to prevent the spread of other airborne diseases in buildings has the potential to be effective against COVID-19. The research, published in the journal PeerJ, found that upper room UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can kill SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which can be transmitted by aerosolisedContinue reading “Existing UV light technology has potential to reduce COVID-19 transmission indoors”

UV-C Rays Can Free Space From Dangerous Viruses Like Covid-19

Sinar UV-C Bisa Bebaskan Ruang Dari Virus Berbahaya Seperti Covid-19 RumahCom – Upaya untuk memastikan ruangan bebas dari virus terus dilakukan berbagai kalangan. Teknologi memungkinkan upaya disinfeksi dengan menggunakan pencahayaan UV-C yang bisa membunuh berbagai virus, kuman, dan bakteri. Datascrip menghadirkan solusi itu dengan instalasi pencahayaan UV-C. https://www.rumah.com/berita-properti/2020/12/195042/sinar-uv-c-bisa-bebaskan-ruang-dari-virus-berbahaya-seperti-covid-19

Light-based technologies for management of COVID-19 pandemic crisis

From Science Direct, Nov 2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1011134420304498 Highlights Light-based technologies currently are cost-effective and widely available in market.• Photons can be used to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in air, liquids and on surfaces.• Phototherapy can be used as an adjuvant to control virus infection and to modulate host immune system.• Light-based solutions can significantly contribute to mitigate theContinue reading “Light-based technologies for management of COVID-19 pandemic crisis”

Would you like added peace of mind with your hotel room? That will be $30 please

A Boston hotel is offering UV disinfection against COVID-19 for guests, but it comes at a price. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/14/lifestyle/would-you-like-added-peace-mind-with-your-hotel-room-that-will-be-30-please/ (Ninja Note: Nah, this is not the way to go… ) At first it’s nothing out of the ordinary. You go to the Yotel website and book your room, just like any other hotel. But then somethingContinue reading “Would you like added peace of mind with your hotel room? That will be $30 please”

How long the virus can survive

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via surfaces The role of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by touching contaminated surfaces is not yet fully understood.Enlarge image Droplets of SARS-CoV-2 in artificial mucous were applied to test surfaces. The work is being done within our highly secure Biosecurity Level 4 laboratories at the Australian Centre forContinue reading “How long the virus can survive”

Virus that causes Covid-19 can survive up to 28 days on surfaces, scientists find

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/virus-that-causes-covid-19-can-survive-up-to-28-days-on-surfaces-scientists-find Australian scientists have found that the virus that causes Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as the glass on mobile phones, stainless steel, vinyl and paper banknotes. The national science agency, the CSIRO, said the research undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong also found thatContinue reading “Virus that causes Covid-19 can survive up to 28 days on surfaces, scientists find”