10 Hotel Safety Tips for Frequent Business Travellers

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If you are a frequent traveller, you might feel that you don’t need to keep safety checks. But it should not be the case as there can be times when you can ignore or overlook any safety measure, which can prove to be hazardous for you. It’s better to keep your guard up, especially when you are in a hotel.

So, here are 10 hotel safety tips for Business Travellers:

1. Location of the hotel

When travelling to a new city, before booking a hotel, first you need to do some researches about the location of the hotel. Make sure that:-

• The hotel you book is in a safe area of the city – It should not be much isolated.

• Check if there is a proper restaurant in the hotel or nearby.

2. Avoid keeping your credit card on the check in counter

This is the most common mistake most people make. While you are handing over your credit card, directly hand it over to the person attending you. There is a possibility that someone can copy your credit card details or the CCTV camera can capture it too. Also, check your credit card when it is handed back to you to make sure it is yours, not a duplicate or bogus one.

3. Avoid getting ground level rooms

If you are assigned a room which is on the ground floor, then request to get it changed and book a room on higher levels of the hotel. The rooms on the ground level are easily accessible from the outside or from the hotel garden.

4. Further secure your room door with a wedge lock

You never know of thieves and their agendas. Its better and safe if you further secure the door of your room with a wedge lock, especially when you are in the shower or sleeping. There have been incidents where some of the hired staff turned out to be thieves and had access to rooms as they have spare keys and master keys.

5. Do not share your room number with anyone

This is something to be very careful about. Your room number is a private thing and you must never share it with anyone. Your room number is written in the paper holder of your room key, check it and memorise it, do not say your number out loud.

6. Make sure you lock everything

It doesn’t matter how big and reputed your hotel might be. The safety of your personal belongings and valuables is something you cannot overlook or ignore. Lock your entire luggage, your room door, balcony door, windows everything.

7. Put your valuables in the in-room safe

Well, it is best to avoid carrying valuable items with you whilst travelling within your destination. But if you have valuable items with you, then do not keep them open in the room wardrobe or even in your luggage. Use the safe in your room to keep your valuable items.

8. Do not go for late night workouts in hotels

If you are hitting the gym or the pool of the hotel, late at night, it is most likely that you will be alone at that time. Less number of staff is on duty at night, which automatically increases the risks.

9. Use the peephole

Many people open their room door to answer every knock without checking through the peephole. The peephole is there for a reason, so use it wisely! Check who is there at your room door and if it’s a staff member ask what they need.

10. Avoid making unknown friends

It doesn’t matter how big and reputed your hotel might be. The safety of your personal belongings and valuables is something you cannot overlook or ignore. Lock your entire luggage, your room door, balcony door, windows everything.

Keep these tips in mind and you can have a happy and safe travel.

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