The threat of terrorism is an issue that is not to be taken lightly in the world of today. The hospitality industry and hotels in particular are especially vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack. The nature of hospitality and tourism industry itself is such that the people and interactions between them are an integral part of it. The attack appeared to be the latest in a series of terrorist attacks around the world aimed at “soft targets” — places like hotels, restaurants and shopping centers where civilians gather — rather than at military or government facilities. Main reasons of terrorism threat in hotels:-
- Large territory of the building premises and its surroundings.
- Multiple entrances – an essential trait for creating a better operational flow from a logistical standpoint.
- A constant flow of people of a large volume, both into and out of the hotel territory.