It is a fact that promoting ventilation in public spaces has become a necessity in the last 2 years.
In the case of #tourism it is a sector that has had to reinvent itself to move forward despite the #COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the year, in cruise ships plagued by the #virus, ventilation systems became a worrying aspect for both passengers and crew, who questioned the effectiveness of the filtration.
Hotels, on the other hand, are taking advantage of ventilation systems to attract customers. The world’s leading #hotel chains announced that they are investing in ventilation improvements to ensure the #health of their guests.
In this sense, the Washington Post collected the opinions of some experts in the area of health on the importance of having optimal ventilation in the #rooms of hotels.
In principle, some experts were skeptical that the transmission of #coronavirus is caused by faulty ventilation systems. Others, expressed concern about the little importance given to ventilation systems in this type of public space. They explained that it is important to prevent virus particles from staying in the air. " Ventilation is extremely important in the perpetuation of coronavirus and its transmission, "said Purvi Parikh, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. "You need to make sure that a hotel has pretty good ventilation, which means there’s a good exchange between the outside air and the inside air".
For this reason, it is essential that before going to a hotel, we learn about its age and the quality of its ventilation system. In addition, it is recommended to call the site to ask if it is possible to open the windows, or instead, look for a building with LEED certification, which is designed to contribute to the care of the environment and improve the quality of the indoor air.