In this blog post, the sixth in a series, Thomas Pecora addresses hotel security for the foreign traveler. He is director of Pecora Consulting Services, which provides consulting services in security vulnerability and threat assessments in Asia and the United States, as well as personal safety and crime prevention and avoidance, and travel security skills training. Pecora is also author of the memoir, Guardian: Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA's War on Terror, and served 24 years as a CIA senior security manager. He managed large complex security programs and operations in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and in war zones.
One key factor in the success of a business trip is the quality and safety aspects of your lodging. This is something that needs to be addressed prior to your departure as well as followed-up on when you arrive at your location.
Key in on the following characteristics for any prospective lodging: