METHODOLOGY

What is a Safe Travel Score?

Safe Travel Score is an industry-first rating initiative based on an independent audit of traveler health, COVID-19 related hygiene and safety measures announced by travel companies and destinations.

The rating begins from a low of 1.0 to the high of 5.0

What are the components of a Safe Travel Score?

Safe Travel Score takes into consideration various initiatives taken by travel organizations. These include:

  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • Traveler Convenience
  • Service Excellence
  • Traveler Experience
How do you calculate the Safe Travel Score?

The Safe Travel Score encapsulates/quantifies all initiatives taken by travel suppliers to ensure health and safety of travelers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All initiatives have been assigned variable weights depending on their importance and relevance in the respective sub-category:

  • COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Traveler convenience
  • Service excellence
  • Travel experience

Similarly, the various sub-categories have differential weights basis their gravity in the overall mix. The aggregated weights by sub-categories are rolled-up to get the final Safe Travel Score.

What are the various safety initiatives tracked by the Safe Travel Barometer?

We monitor more than 50 traveler health and safety initiatives, across ten industry categories. The list of initiatives is updated regularly and can increase or decrease based on trends and developments.

Is the Safe Travel Score dynamic?

Yes. The Safe Travel Score takes into consideration a variety of initiatives enacted or otherwise.

Considering the dynamism of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the travel industry, we also plan to add more safety initiatives/parameters. These will further add to the dynamism of the Safe Travel Score.

How often is the Safe Travel Score updated?

The Safe Travel Score is updated regularly basis upon official announcements.

These updates or edits are made either by our in-house content team or directly by the company representatives.

We also issue periodic announcements via press releases or newsletters with the updated Safe Travel Score.

What is a Safe Travel Score badge?

Safe Travel Score badge is the definitive creative asset for travel organizations to represent their traveler health and safety initiatives.

Is there any commercial consideration for a Safe Travel Score badge?

No. The Safe Travel Score badge can be requested free of cost. We only ask you to adhere to our creative guidelines, to be shared upon delivery.

FEATURES

TRANSPARENCY

Based on information announced by travel companies and destinations.

BENCHMARKING

Compare your initiatives with local, regional and international competitors.

BOOST TRAVELER CONFIDENCE

Reduce traveler anxiety by showcasing safety standards implemented for onboard or on-site experiences.

DYNAMIC SCORE

Your scores are calculated based on COVID-19 related traveler safety and hygiene parameters, profile accuracy.

DISCOVER SAFE TRAVEL SCORE

Over 50 parameters are evaluated across various travel industry categories, keeping in mind travelers’ journeys, on-site experiences, and the initiatives announced by suppliers and destinations.

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