hotel security

It Costs $30 And Saves Lives. Why Don’t Many Hotels Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Travel risk management pros vetting hotel safety often examine on-site security personnel and resources, crime rates in the surrounding areas and, more recently, hygiene protocols. Fire safety also is a big item, but requirements for carbon monoxide detectors vary across jurisdictions and hotel brands. They are not mandated for Airbnb hosts unless they’re listing in…

Distributed Work, New ISO Guidance Shape Travel Risk Management’s Next Steps

As businesses send their people back on the road in growing numbers, there’s a lot for travel managers and travelers to remember about risk prevention, mitigation and response. At the same time, with employees working from home or just about any place they want, there are many more environments for organizations to keep tabs on….

Experts Warn About Hotel Security Job Cuts, Offer Risk Advice

The pandemic has the lodging industry focused on combating Covid-19, but pre-existing safety and security threats never went away. Corporate travel and risk managers need to understand how property risk profiles changed, use travelers as their organizations’ eyes and ears and get the relevant information into the right hands. In a Feb. 20 blog post,…

Hyatt Enlists Safehotels For Audits, Optional Property Certification

Fulfilling duty of care on lodging is tricky. How far should one travel or security department go to ensure preferred properties meet standards for safety and security? And what are those standards? With government regulations largely limited to fire and food safety, the legislative and legal backdrop is murky. For what’s known as a desktop…

A Few Minutes With Hotel Safety And Security Expert Paul Moxness

Jay Campbell last week spoke for about nine minutes with consultant Paul Moxness, one of the world’s leading experts on risk management in lodging. Formerly Radisson’s VP for corporate safety and security, Moxness argued for greater transparency on risks in lodging. “Security is cheap,” he said. “It’s the incidents that are expensive.” Rather than spending…

GBTA Study Group Endorses Hotel Safety And Security Directory Concept

San Diego – A Global Business Travel Association GLP team wants to build a directory of hotel properties that clear a safety and security screening process. Conceptually similar to an initiative by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and services from others, that was one of many hotel safety strategies and suggestions shared here by…

New Certification Programs Emerge For Hotel Safety And Security Vetting

Despite the priority of safety and security for business travelers, few employers comprehensively vet the hotels they use. It’s time-consuming and expensive. Two new organizations are helping with the task, joining the longer-established Safehotels Alliance. Ugosafe hopes in September to launch its evaluation program covering Africa. It’s an initiative of Paris-area hospitality security company S2H…

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