A Hotel not open for bed bugs is today’s new luxury – here’s why you should join Valpas Collaborator network now
Emilia Jaakkola | 28th of September 2018
The possibility of encountering bed bugs during travels is one of the biggest concerns for today’s travelers, as bed bugs have increased rapidly worldwide and can tag along anyone from nearly anywhere. Today, with Valpas’ autonomous bed bug prevention system, hotels have finally the choice to not be open for bed bugs. Here’s five reasons why you should join the movement now:
1. Bed bugs aren’t going anywhere – on the contrary, their number is rapidly increasing.
Bed bug infestations have increased in recent years primarily due to the growing resistance against a broad range of pesticides and bed bugs’ ability to hitchhike to hotels with travelers. Traditional pesticide-laden solutions aren’t enough to safeguard your hotel since they step into the picture when the bed bug problem already has gotten out of hand. The solution is early prevention.
2. Your hotel property is exposed to hitchhiking bed bugs and the losses they cause 100% of the time.
Before, hotels haven’t really had any choice but to expose themselves and their guests to bed bugs. It has been a matter of luck to detect the bed bugs before they nest, breed and harm guests and the hotel’s long term reputation. By working autonomously around the clock, Valpas keeps guests and hotel reputation safe by capturing bed bugs early enough before they become a problem.
3. Your customers have never been as aware and afraid of bed bugs as they are today.
According to American Entomologist, 34 % of hotel guests are so scared of bed bugs that they do manual bed bug inspections when arriving to a hotel. Nobody should have to check a nice hotel room for bed bugs in 2018 - especially if they’re paying for a premium stay. By deploying Valpas, you help guests relax and make the most of their stay. As a result, guests travel with a peace of mind. This develops trust and connects the guest with the hotel on a more emotional level.
4. Even if you have been safe for now, it’s only a matter of time until those pesky parasites hitchhike their way to your hotel too.
Valpas is an insurance for hotels to keep up their great reputation. According to a research conducted by University of Kentucky, a single report of bed bugs in recent traveler reviews lowers the value of a hotel room by $38 for business travelers and $23 for leisure travelers. Thereby Valpas helps you get more revenue by safeguarding your reputation, getting better reviews and bringing new clients.
5. Competition in the industry has never been this fierce - stand out from the masses and join the unique group of Valpas Collaborator hotels.
If there were hotels where guests don’t have to worry about encountering bed bugs, travelers would rather choose them. To be the best in your category, you need to have something special to offer. An amenity that will make a hotel stand out is a technology safeguarding the guests from bed bugs 100 % of the time.
Hotels who implement Valpas now are the thought leaders that will reap the benefits before the rest. Join the group of forward-thinking and human-centered hotels changing the hospitality industry.
Valpas is a Finnish design and technology startup that advances contemporary and conscious travel with new IoT technology. Valpas’ wellness system lets people travel the world serene from bed bug anxiety at exciting Valpas Collaborator hotels. The company was founded in 2013 and has offices in Helsinki, Finland and Dubai, UAE.