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Vrbo, Expedia tighten safety measures for inauguration week

2021-01-18 20:18:48

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Coral Murphy
 
| USA TODAY

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Expedia introduced it’s tightening safety measures for all lodging and air bookings for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after the Capitol riots Jan. 6.

All measures shall be executed by way of Jan. 24 round Washington and all U.S. state capitals, the corporate introduced Monday. The elevated and emergency safety procedures embrace screening and cross-referencing a number of instances a day for lodging made by way of Expedia and Vrbo, its home-rental platform.

Folks recognized as a menace to homeland safety, together with people arrested in reference to the Capitol siege, won’t be able to e-book with Expedia. 

Different reserving giants, together with Airbnb and subsidiary HotelTonight, mentioned they canceled all booked reservations within the Washington metro space throughout inauguration week.

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Vrbo mentioned it might go away choices about canceling bookings as much as its hosts.

“These latest occasions underscore the significance of accelerating collaboration between the journey business and authorities entities,” Expedia mentioned in a press release Monday. “Expedia Group has already begun conversations with business companions and organizations on how we are able to promote higher engagement, alignment and knowledge sharing between the journey business and authorities authorities to make sure a protected journey atmosphere in any future safety emergency.”

The guidelines require vacationers to reconfirm their id through copies of government-issued picture identification for bookings across the Washington space or any U.S. state capital. Company should present this data earlier than their check-in time, or their reservation shall be canceled. 

Expedia asks visitors staying in a Vrbo property “to supply this data expediently.”

Company who cancel their reservation the place the brand new measures are going down shall be refunded, and the host shall be paid in full, the corporate mentioned. 

Third-party safety companies who work with native, state and federal governments and knowledge safety providers will carry out the checks on reservations and ahead their findings to legislation enforcement when warranted, the corporate mentioned.

Motels are additionally emphasizing COVID-19 mandates and enhancing safety measures after the Capitol riots. 

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Contributing: Morgan Hines

Observe Coral Murphy on Twitter @CoralMerfi



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