Hospitality workers push for health, safety in hotels before reopening tourism
Workers also are pushing for job security, as a reduction in daily room cleaning and increases in automation are possible trends that the industry could see as a result of the pandemic.
But Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association has already developed a set of health and safety guidelines for reopening amid Covid-19, HLTA President and CEO Mufi Hannemann pointed out. Hannemann said that these protocols were approved by the state Department of Health and shared with Gov. David Ige and other state officials.
“Our aim was to set clear guidelines to protect both visitors and local residents from exposure to Covid-19 while also allowing room for individual hotels to establish stricter standards for their properties and many of them have chosen to do so,” Hannemann said in an email to PBN.