Hotel Security

On Tuesday, MSNBC reported that terrorists are aiming for hotels as they offer the ultimate soft target: a fixed location, lots of human traffic and low security.  Hotels that attract Westerners are especially attractive as they give militants a high probability of killing a large number of them in a single attack.  Killing a large number of Westerners also guarantees a great deal of international press coverage of the attack, which the terrorists desire as much or more than the actual killings. 

As I have written before as well, the report states that hotels are reluctant to increase security measures which can be cumbersome and inconvenience guests.  However, as terrorism related liability becomes a larger concern, security will become a more prominent issue.

Hotel Security

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