Monday, July 12, 2010
On Hotel Safety - Here and Abroad
As you may have guessed from recent posts, I'm a bit back-logged on magazines. I recently re-read a February 2009 issue of Conde Nast Traveler about hotel safety in light of the Mumbai attacks back in 2008. Though the articles a bit old, the main points are still interesting and relevant for any upcoming travel plans.
It was interesting to read about some of the challenges with hotel security like maintaining a sense of openness and relaxation for guests but also making sure to stay vigilant and on top of all activity. There are a few things that are currently being implemented in properties around the world that seem to be steps in the right direction: advanced employee security training and background checks, limited or no access to underground parking, metal detectors and video cameras at all entry points, etc.
The gold standard, btw? Israel.
Find the article HERE.
Also, check out these good safety tips for the next time you travel - HERE.