Hotels are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in building fitness facilities that boast state of the art equipment. Yet, they continue to use hazardous cleaning products that damage the equipment but fail to do eliminate the viruses and infectious diseases that linger on high touch surfaces. Dangerous infections like MRSA and even Norovirus can be lurking about in hotel gyms and on equipment. The CDC website states that one of the ways to contract the highly contagious Norovirus is by touching contaminated surfaces –“over 80% of outbreaks occur from November through April.”
In the age of social media and online reviews it is more important than ever to keep your hotel customer approved. According to SiteMinder, 96% of travelers take reviews into consideration when booking a hotel. Even more telling is Statista’s survey that found 84% of people say hotel cleanliness is ‘very important’ to them.