They can thus obtain emergency accommodation at a time when they cannot live with their family due to the risk of transmitting the disease.
The project now offers over 1,500 beds across the Czech Republic, and other accommodation providers can join the platform as well.
Tourism is one of the most affected sectors of the current crisis worldwide. The accommodation providers are struggling for survival and are looking for the opportunity to offer their services again. Save the Hotel by Amazing places and Mevris has decided to provide vacant accommodation to doctors, paramedics or emergency services. „Thanks to the hotels and boarding houses that are gradually participating in our project, we can offer these workers free or cheaper emergency accommodation that will provide them with asylum at a time when they need to find alternative accommodation to protect their families,” explains Petr Kotík, founder of Amazing Places.
Save the Hotel connects hoteliers with people who need their help. Dozens of accommodation facilities registered in the first few days. “We have huge costs at the hotel, which would not be significantly reduced even if we closed down. Therefore, rather than being empty, we decided to use it for those who can use our help,” explains Jana Ožanová, manager of the Hotel Plumlov, describing her involvement in the Save the Hotel project. Healthcare professionals and paramedics can enroll in the program now. “The next step will be to contact specific hospitals and healthcare professionals to let them know about this possibility,” adds Martin Blažek, CEO of Mevris, the hotel reservation system.
The original idea of the project was to help Czech hotels. Any of them can sign up and offer accommodation vouchers for the time when people will be able to travel freely in the Czech Republic again. “Not only accommodation facilities from the Amazing Places project can participate in the program, but anyone in the Czech Republic can apply,” explains Petr Kotík.
A similar activity is being prepared by creators in Slovakia, where Amazing Places also looks for magical places. Thanks to the purchase of a voucher, people spending time in home quarantine can look forward to a holiday in a selected location in the country. Not only will this step support the accommodation facility and allow it to return to normal operation as smoothly as possible, it will also give you holiday plans that you can look forward to.
The entire “Save the Hotel” platform is non-commercial. Services provided within the project are free of charge and no fees and commissions are charged for the purchased stays. All support is thus directed in full to the hotels involved.