Shangri-La initially offered cover for travellers staying at seven of its hotels, having first launched the offering in January at one of its Singapore-based hotels. The group now plans to extend the initiative to cover a further 21 properties. The Covid medical travel offered by the hotel group includes emergency medical expenses of up to a total of US$184,000 for treatment related to a positive Covid-19 test during a guest’s stay. The plan currently covers guests with check-in dates up to 31 December 2021.
“At Shangri-La, it is in our nature to look after people, to anticipate their needs and go above and beyond to ensure they have a memorable, safe and joyful experience,” said Lim Beng Chee, CEO of Shangri-La Group. “With global vaccination programmes and discussions of international borders relaxation gaining some momentum, we anticipate more people will soon be looking to safely travel once again.
“The proactive arranging of Covid-19 insurance coverage, which is increasingly a travel staple, demonstrates our commitment to be there for our guests every step of the way when they are ready to travel.”