Tripadvisor has announced the launch of ‘Hotels For Health’ in the UK. The program aims to connect the National Health Service (NHS) trusts with hotels that can offer rooms whenever the need arises.
Many hospitals across the UK are at capacity as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect thousands. Frontline healthcare workers are unable to return to their homes after their shifts as they are afraid of infecting their family members. In such a scenario, extra beds provided by hotel partners will make a huge difference in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Tripadvisor wants to lend a helping hand to frontline workers
Tripadvisor allows NHS trusts to use the website to state their need for rooms and the hotels then point them in the right direction. Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer, Tripadvisor, said: “At this challenging time, we know Tripadvisor can play a unique role in helping to support the accommodation needs of frontline medical workers who seek out temporary housing, and we’re pleased to ask our hotel partners to do the same.”
She added: “We know so many frontline medical workers can’t simply return home after work because they live with someone with a compromised immune system, so Tripadvisor is proud to offer help where possible.”