Hotels Try To Streamline Risk Management In Preferred Property Selection

By | November 6, 2014

[UPDATE, April 8, 2016: We published new information related to this article here.]

Corporate obligations on business travel safety are taxing the already hideous hotel request for proposals process.

While some companies rely on brand reputations or assume travelers won't stay somewhere unsafe, others ask hoteliers to answer hundreds of questions about each property's lighting, first aid, surveillance and fire safety. As a result, it's often sales departments that answer questions meant for risk experts.

Shooting for simplification and standardization, two separate initiatives . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel Media's BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.