Epperly Travel endorses Sharecare Health Security verification for hotel partners
VERIFIEDTM “seal of approval” developed by Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide verifies consistency in hotel health safety standards
Andrea Czarnota, Epperly Travel
New York – (August 16, 2021) –
Epperly Travel, a luxury travel agency based in Atlanta, GA, is proud to partner with leading digital health company Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on hospitality, to validate the health safety procedures and protocols at the hotels within its network. As a health security endorsement partner, Epperly Travel will prioritize for their clients those hotels that have earned the Sharecare VERIFIEDTM badge in an effort to promote guest safety and minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and other acute public health events.
In 2020, Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide developed a strategic partnership to empower the hospitality industry to mitigate the operational and health safety challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The comprehensive Sharecare Health Security verification covers more than 360 standards across health and hygiene protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience, and health safety communication with guests and employees.
“Our mission at Epperly Travel is to add value to our clients’ travel experiences in this ever-changing landscape as we navigate the pandemic and provide them with the confidence of safe traveling,” said Lindsey Epperly, Founder and CEO of Epperly Travel. “Partnering with Sharecare VERIFIED takes us a step further in identifying the properties that are going above and beyond to safely serve our mutual guests.”
To date, over 2,000 hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruises and sports and entertainment venues globally have been verified and are required to continue verifying their health protocols to ensure ongoing compliance with the most up-to-date global health standards. Sharecare’s Health Security verification includes an easily identifiable “seal of approval” – the Sharecare VERIFIEDTM badge – for facilities to display on their official websites and on property.
“By scaling our dynamic solution to help the hospitality and travel industries align on a common, comprehensive approach to health security verification, we are making significant progress in establishing a platform of third-party verification through on-
property operations teams,” said Hermann Elger, Executive Vice President of Travel, Entertainment and Health Security at Sharecare. “With the tool’s effectiveness for hotels and resorts, we are able to build a culture of accountability and transparency that will bring us forward in recovery.”
About Epperly Travel
Epperly Travel is a virtual travel agency that specializes in planning luxury travel and serving entrepreneurial travel advisors. The company is now comprised of 42 independent contractors, including affiliate agencies, and 6 employees. Represented within the team are multiple honorees to Travel Agent Magazine’s 30 Under 30, Luxury Travel Advisor’s Trendsetter, Travel and Leisure’s Rising Star, the Wendy Perrin WOW List and Condé Nast’s Top Travel Specialists Additionally, Epperly created and hosted EntreTravel’s Travel Agent Rebuilding Series and was named to Forbes Next 1000 All Epperly Travel advisors and affiliates are dedicated to the company’s mission to be gracious travel industry citizens. For more information, please visit www.epperlytravel.com.
About Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the United States. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. Forbes Travel Guide also supports the hospitality industry and other service- oriented businesses such as luxury residential, healthcare and private clubs with bespoke training solutions, evaluation services and the creation of custom service standards. For more information about health security, please visit forbestravelguide.com/health.
Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are in their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive and data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help people, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population-wide well-being by driving positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all together better, at Sharecare, we are committed to supporting each individual through the lens of their personal health and making high-quality care more accessible and affordable for everyone. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.