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According to TripAdvisor polls each year, travelers' number one concern is consistently the risk of contagions while traveling. Providing guests and staff with hand sanitizer helps protect the bottom line against the risk of major epidemics. Guests also prize Frais' luscious all-natural towelettes.

Travelers also love refreshing and revitalizing with Frais Towelettes after a long journey or a long day of business. They are perfect for removing make-up including waterproof mascara on a long flight before sleeping.

Frais' natural fresh scent, elegant feel, and moisturizing essential oils are celebrated in popular beauty magazines and delight guests.

Frais products are available for use in hotels, aircraft, cruises, tours, conferences, restaurants and lounges in 6ml and 1ml hand sanitizer amenity sizes, and individually packaged oversized towelettes. Frais Hand Sanitizer is also available in wall dispensers, desktop pump dispensers, and in 5 liter bulk.

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  • Airlines provide these amenities for in-flight service and lounges.

  • Luxury hotels offer them as room, lobby and spa amenities.

  • Cruise lines provide Frais in cabins, outside or in dining rooms, or as elegant shore-leave amenities.

  • Event planners provide Frais Hand Sanitizer for conferences and meetings for necessary hygiene when shaking hands and eating with the hands, and Frais Towelettes for freshing up.

  • Tour operators offer these amenities for trips, like safaris, during which a visit to the bathroom to wash hands may not be possible.

  • Restaurants and lounges provide Frais amenities as a quick, easy, and luxurious alternative a washroom visit.

Frais' packaging was designed so that most passengers can carry the four smallest sizes of Frais through airport security without problem.  Our packages and sachets are discrete and chic to bring to restaurants, meetings, and events. 

Frais provides a 444ml (15 fl oz) pump spa size hand sanitizer for use in common areas, 800ml (27 fl oz) touchless dispensers and 5 liter (1.32 gallon) drums for refilling dispensers or pump bottles.  Frais can provide products with corporate branding or display racks for passing out Frais Pocket 6ml sized to passengers and guests.

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Frais Hand Sanitizer and Frais Towelettes have both passed strict RIPT human sensitivity testing in the USA with a 100% score. Frais Hand Sanitizer has met the requirements for the US FDA, Australian TGA and NICNAS, UK MHRA, Singapore HAS and Hong Kong Department of Health, so Frais is safe for passengers and guests. Frais' manufacturing is ISO 9001:2000 certified as well as certified for GMPC in the USA1997 and Europe 1995.

Travelers Fear Germs Most

According to the Trip Advisor 2010 (2009) and (2008) eighty eight percent of passengers are concerned about germs, bacteria and viruses when traveling - their number one concern - although they are not always able to carry their own sanitizer.  Despite the concerns over germs, they expect to travel more in 2010 than in 2009.

No one needs to remind the cruise, hotel or airline industries about the havoc that communicable diseases can cause to an operation’s bottom line.  SARS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, and norovirus devastated many travel providers over the past decade, and we can predict more outbreaks as the world gets closer.  Frais significantly reduces this risk of these sudden massive operational losses, while enhancing service with a new elegant experience for guests or passengers.

Frais Hand Sanitizer as Airline Amenities

Providing Frais Hand Sanitizer to passengers onboard aircraft could save fuel cost from reducing water weight as well as creating goodwill from caring for concerned passengers. Frais' research among international travelers shows:

+ About half of passengers (45%) visit the aircraft lavatory just to wash their hands at the beginning of a flight

+ 100% would use Frais to clean their hands instead

+ 98% would enjoy the convenience of receiving the sachet on the back cover of the in-flight menu

+ 88% worry about germs while traveling, but frequently it is inconvenient to go to the lavatory to wash their hands during a flight

Providing Frais can reduce water loaded on aircraft for hand washing, at least 100kg per meal service on a 777, A-340, A-380 or 747 flight. The savings could be much higher as passengers told us they would clean their hands with Frais an average of three times per international flight.

Please contact Robert Main
for more information.

Tel: +61 405717566
USA Tel: +1 918 747 9667

Fax: +1 310 317 7174 

Email: [email protected]

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Media Clips

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the recommended solution for hygiene in the travel industry.


Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are safe for consumers, and they are safe to use in industrial settings.


Contagions can devastate travel businesses that are not prepared.

Luxury amenities affect travelers’ choices of travel providers.

Bird flu and Swine flu are a growing threat to the global travel industry.

Sophisticated travelers want to protect themselves from germs.  

 

 

 



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Media: Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the recommended solution for hygiene in the travel industry.

Telegraph
Telegraph (UK), "Swine flu: essential advice for travellers", 21 July 2009

"From whether it is safe to travel by air to the measures being taken to combat the spread of the virus, we offer a travellers’ guide to swine flu.
Dr Richard Dawood, a specialist in travel medicine at the Fleet Street Clinic in London answers some frequently asked questions about swine flu and air travel.

Are my chances of contracting swine flu increased by travelling on planes?
All respiratory viruses do pose a risk to anyone travelling in confined spaces. If the air-conditioning system is working normally, you are only at risk in the same way that you would be on a train or a bus – from the people sitting in close proximity to yourself. It is not risk free, but not high risk unless you are unfortunate enough to be seated next to someone who is unwell and is coughing and spluttering.

Is there anything I can do outside of normal advice to minimise the risk when travelling by air?
Travellers do need to take extra care. Being extra aware of hand hygiene is the single most important thing that you can do. Hand gels are good. If you are handed anything like a sandwich for example, or you have been pushing a trolley that other people have handled, make sure you use an antibacterial hand gel."

SF Sentinal
San Francisco Sentinal, "SWINE FLU AND YOUR HEALTH ON PLANES", 4 May 2009

"Study after study shows marked reductions in transmission in public spaces when hand hygiene is practiced, and a recent study found nearly undetectable influenza particle levels after hands contaminated with influenza were washed with either soap and water or an over-the-counter gel containing at least 50 percent alcohol.

Sanitize your hands before eating, drinking and after retrieving something from the overhead bin or returning from the restroom, and you have just cut your chances of getting infected by at least 40 percent. One of my disappointments with the airline industry is its lack of providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers to passengers. Such a service would go a long way in eliminating infection spread within aircraft. "

Media: Sophisticated travelers want to protect themselves from germs.  

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor Annual Travel Trends Survey, October 2006

“Germaphobic Guests: Travelers continue to suffer from germaphobia as 24 percent won't leave home without disinfectant/cleaning supplies, shower shoes, their own pillow, their own sheets/pillowcase, or their own towels, compared to 22 percent, last year. Travelers from the U.S. are more than twice as concerned as travelers from the U. K.”

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor Annual Travel Trends Survey, October 2007

"Eighty percent of respondents are concerned about germs, bacteria and viruses when traveling. Airplanes are the most germy, according to 28 percent of those polled. Public transportation was next, followed by restaurants, hotels, and airports. Respondents outside the U.S. were particularly worried about the risk of germs at restaurants, while Americans are far more wary of airplanes.

Fifty-five percent of travelers said they tend to wash and disinfect their hands more often while traveling. In keeping with the germaphobia trend, 27 percent of Americans either bring their own disinfectant and cleaning supplies, shower shoes, pillows, towels or linens, when going on a trip."

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor Annual Travel Trends Survey, October 2008

"Eighty-three percent of U.S. respondents are concerned about germs, bacteria and viruses when traveling. Airplanes are considered the most "germy" by 34 percent of respondents, followed by public transportation, and hotels. Sixty percent of travelers surveyed said they wash and disinfect their hands more often while traveling than they ordinarily do."

ABC News
ABC News
, January 2006

“Some studies show increased levels of bacteria in water that comes out of the spigot in the airplane bathrooms, so if you're worried about that, carry a hand sanitizer and use it after you wash all the dirt off your hands.”

Conde Naste
Condé Nast Traveller
, March 2007

Eighty percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by contact. The doorknob you grabbed hold of to enter the hotel room, for one; the phone used to call down to room service for champagne and finger sandwiches, for another. These are the types of inanimate surfaces that can act like a guest book of germs. There are ways to make your hotel stay a healthier one. Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Jr., who travels with germicide and flip-flops, calls them ‘protective-response strategies’. Wash your hands well and often. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.”

Travel Leisure
Travel and Leisure
, December 2004

"An airplane cabin may be a petri dish of germs ... since viruses and bacteria can adhere to objects such as seat backs and tray tables for hours, make sure you wash your hands frequently—even when you're not in close proximity to a sick passenger. (This is especially important before touching your face or eating.) If you can't get to the restroom to wash, use antibacterial wipes. A recent study at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah, found that essential oils such as lavender spike, ravensara, and thyme linalool have antibacterial properties and are effective defenses against microbes."

USA Today
USA Today
, January 2007 

“U.S. hand sanitizer sales have grown in double digits since 2003, according to marketing data  company AC Nielsen. Through late 2006, sales in supermarkets and drugstores alone were up 14.4% from 2005 to $70 million.. That growth built on a huge 53.5% rise in 2005, according to AC Nielsen.”

Travel Leisure
Travel and Leisure
, March 2007

“The Truth About Hotel Rooms..  No matter how nice the establishment, chances are that some   invisible guests have dodged the housekeeper. .. some easy prescriptions for peace of mind… use a hand sanitizer ... just make sure it has an alcohol content of at least 60 percent.”

Hotel Scene

Media: Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are safe for consumers, and they are safe to use in industrial settings.

ICHEJ
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Journal
, August 2003

“We administered a web-based questionnaire to SHEA, APIC, and EIN members to assess the frequency of fires associated with alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in healthcare settings. None of the 798 responding facilities using them reported a dispenser-related fire; 766 facilities had accrued an estimated 1,430 hospital-years of alcohol-based hand rub use.”… “Alcohol-based hand rubs have been used routinely by healthcare workers in some parts of Europe for decades.”

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic (USA)
, Oct 2007

“Older children and adolescents also can use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Younger children can use them, too — with an adult's help. Just make sure the sanitizer has completely dried before your child touches anything. This will avoid ingestion of alcohol from hand-to-mouth contact. Store the container safely away after use.”

 

Media: Bird flu and Swine flu are a growing threat to the global travel industry

BBC
BBC News
, February 2007

“Much of the globe has now been hit by the lethal strain of bird flu that is fast becoming a major avian killer around the world. Millions of birds have died or been destroyed as a result of outbreaks in dozens of countries since the H5N1 strain emerged in South-East Asia in 2003, before spreading to Europe and Africa.  The number of cases among humans is also rising - by the end of 2006 the number of human deaths from the disease had more than doubled in a year, with a noticeably higher mortality rate of almost 60%.”

BHTS
Baltimore Dining Examiner
, 26 May 2009, "Food safety, hand washing and Swine flu - Oh My!" Interview with Juliet Bodinetz-Rich, Executive Director Bilingual Hospitality Training Solutions (BHTS)

Why is H1N1 so scary and have so much attention?
Juliet: Because it spreads so quickly in our global world, early death rates due to no immunity and because there is not a vaccine. There is fear as in previous pandemics in the past, i.e. 1918, 1957 that the virus might re-escalate in the fall. Scientists say the virus likes to survive in dry, cold weather (autumn) versus warm and moist summer weather.

What can restaurant owners do in light of the pandemic?
Juliet: Similar to most food borne illnesses, swine flu is transmitted primarily through human to human contact. People are the major culprit in food borne illnesses as they are in the spread of H1N1 or influenza. Regular and proper hand washing is the best prevention method to avoid transmission of any illness. Restaurant operators need to have a crisis plan in place in case the pandemic hits their area. The best time to plan for proper reaction and procedures is before the crisis hits. Things to consider would be: Restaurant operators need to always have a good personal hygiene program in place. This is the time to reemphasize with your staff that personal hygiene is crucial. Personal hygiene and most importantly, proper hand washing is the best method to PREVENT all disease. Management needs to make sure their staff is trained on proper hand washing techniques. ... Make sure you have enough supplies of detergent, sanitizer and hand sanitizer on site.

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Media: Contagions can devastate travel businesses that are not prepared

Washington Post
Washington Post
, January 2007 

 “About 100 guests and employees at a Hilton hotel near Dulles International Airport have been sickened by the highly contagious norovirus, forcing the hotel to stop taking reservations as it sanitizes the building, authorities said last night.”

USA Today
USA Today
, April 2003 

“It's (SARS) expected to get worse. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's flagship airline, has slashed more than a third of flights because of weakening demand. Some hotels reportedly are 90% empty. ‘Tourism is easily affected by fear. People who are planning their vacations find it easier to shift direction than to shift time,’ O'Rear says. ‘You can never make up lost tourism.’”

BBC
BBC News
, January 2004 

“The WHO (World Health Organization) did not rule out the possibility that it (SARS) may also be transmitted when people touch objects such as lift buttons. Last year, Hong Kong has advised people to avoid crowded places and confined spaces. Airlines insist that an infected person cannot spread the virus throughout an aircraft. However, the WHO says that people sitting within two rows may be at risk.”

NY Times
New York Times
, September 2006

 “Airline travel has a significant effect on the spread of influenza, a new study reports, raising the question of whether flight restrictions may be helpful in controlling a pandemic.  Domestic airline travel in November was the best predictor of the speed of influenza spread, the researchers found, although influenza infections and deaths usually peak in late February…  This effect was particularly pronounced after the Sept. 11 attacks, when a temporary flight ban was instituted in the United States and airline travel volume was lower than in any other season from 1996 to 2005.”

USA Today
USA Today, "Is your cruise ship a clean machine?"
, May 2008

"In most cases of norovirus reported on cruise ships, the CDC has determined that the increased incidents of norovirus were sourced from passengers bringing the illness on board and transmitting it through direct or indirect contact—not from food or water sources... If water and soap are not available (perhaps on excursions), use an ethanol alcohol-based (a minimum 62%) hand sanitizer, preferably in a gel form."

Media: Luxury amenities affect travelers’ choices of travel providers.

CNN
CNN Business Traveler
, November 2006

 “.. The favorite luxury of business travelers, cited by 34 percent, is the fancy toiletries and luxury bedding supplied by hotels...”

USA Today
USA Today
, January 2007 

"When Purell came out in the 1980s, it was used behind the scenes. If a business then provided hand sanitizers, it would raise questions about cleanliness," he said. "Today it's just the opposite. The  perception is the facility pays attention to the details."

Trip Advisor
Trip advisor Survey
, April 2006

“Top Five (Air-travel) Comfort Features:

  • Clean and roomy bathroom
  • Clean blanket/pillow
  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Toiletry kits
  • Anti-germ products”

“Top Five Airlines for Best Amenities Overall:

  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates”

hotels.com
Hotels.com "How Do You Hotel" Survey
, July 2004 

Favorite Hotel Amenity:

  • Complimentary breakfasts                                                   64%
  • Swimming Pool                                                                     56%
  • Luxury room amenities: i.e. featherbeds, bath         36% products     
  • Jacuzzi bathtub                                                                    35%
  • Fitness center or Spa                                                           26%
  • Kid-friendly features: i.e. cribs, game rooms, activities        19%
  • In-room refrigerator                                                               19%
  • High-tech features: high-speed Internet, flat screen TVs    16%”
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