June 9, 2023

The resort is impeccable, the food delectable but is your hotel safe? You may think that booking with a recognized name brand hotel would guarantee safety. With tabloids abuzz with news of potential attacks or tourists missing, travelers are citing security as their number one concern while traveling. Responding to this legitimate concern, a UK based team comprised of highly experienced former senior UK police officers, counter terrorism specialists, UK military and international security experts created the Global Secure Accreditation, or GSA. The world’s first truly independent system of hotel security’s partnership with the UK Government standards translates to measurable security standards. This allows travelers to make informed choices on safety and security when choosing a hotel.

Travel by air, cruise or rail and your safety and security are regulated. Shouldn’t your accommodations be? While other hotel security programs exist, GSA is a unique as a formal accreditation standard and assessment process.

David Wood, CEO of GSA comments, “Having previously managed national and international security operations at the highest levels, the founders of Global Secure have created a rigorous security assessment which is simple in its delivery. Taking into account the unique environment of every hotel and its risk profile we have created an opportunity for hotels such as Royal Lancaster London to showcase their commitment to excellent security and encourage travellers to make informed choices about their safety.”

When the assessment is completed, the hotel is either recommended to SFJ Awards for accreditation, or a plan for remedial action is agreed with the hotel to meet the required standard.

Successful hotels will receive a Global Secure Certificate of Accreditation, a detailed Accreditation Report and digital assets, including the Global Secure mark, for guest and industry communications.

With safety very much at the forefront of our minds, the new accreditation from GSA offers hotels a chance to thoroughly evaluate their security procedures to ensure that they are maintaining the highest standards for guests. Meanwhile, travelers can make an informed decision when booking a hotel, and travel with greater peace of mind in the knowledge that a hotel with Global Secure Accreditation upholds industry leading security standards.

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