Worldwide: Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, has revealed a new global database of venue health and safety information to allow for efficient planning, marketing and managing of meetings.
The site, located within the Cvent Supplier Network, compiles the latest health and safety information representing more than 31,000 properties worldwide.
It will be updated regularly and will include information from destinations and CVBs, hotel management companies, independent venues, and global hotel chains.
Cvent CMO Patrick Smith said: “Now and going forward, health and safety should be paramount, and venues are pulling out all the stops to put together comprehensive health and cleanliness programmes to ensure the safety of their MICE business guests. Our Source Safely information on the Cvent Supplier Network will give them the platform they need to showcase their offerings to the hundreds of thousands of event professionals who source through the Cvent Supplier Network, while giving planners the insights they need to know that the venues and destinations they are considering are safe for their attendees.”
The company has also issued a standardised set of nearly 60 questions related to hotel health and safety protocols, which will expand on the current business transient RFP process.
The questions were formulated based on research and feedback from corporations and travel management companies, as well as the standards and programmes of global hotel suppliers.
“As business travel begins to bounce back, travel managers are spending an inordinate amount of time looking for venues that align with their organisation’s COVID-19 health and safety requirements,” continued Smith. “We have heard from our buyers and hotel suppliers that they need help facilitating the exchange of COVID-19 related information, and we’re extremely proud to support that through our Cvent Business Transient solution.
“As a leader in our industry, we have been steadfast in our commitment to develop and deliver the solutions our customers need to not just bounce back from the pandemic but thrive. These new offerings will accommodate safer sourcing and streamline the process to help the industry more quickly get back on track,” he added.
Cvent has more than 30,000 customers and 300,000 users worldwide. Its suite of products automate and simplify the event management process to support in-person, virtual and hybrid events.