07 Oct London’s Strand Palace awarded the Global Secure Quality Mark as ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management Standard is launched
The Strand Palace in London has been awarded the Global Secure Accreditation Quality Mark by Global Secure Accreditation (GSA) and SFJ Awards as the ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management Guidance for Organisations is launched.
GSA undertook a rigorous security assessment that encompasses over 100 individual elements at the Strand Palace. This assessment process was independently supervised by SFJ Awards, a UK Government approved qualifications awarding body, who then tested the results of the assessment against the accredited standard and made the award.
The newly launched ISO 31030 provides guidance to ensure the security standards of hotels and serviced accommodation providers, along with those of other travel suppliers, are independently varified. Comprehensive risk management standards have become increasingly paramount in a post-pandemic world. The launch of ISO 31030 is an excellent step towards creating a new health, security and safety benchmark that will help restore traveller confidence and encourage the return of business travel..
Matthew Beard, Cluster Managing Director at Strand Palace and The Trafalgar St James said: “We are proud to be awarded the Global Secure Accreditation Quality Mark because traveller security consistently tops the priority list for travel buyers, and the emphasis placed upon independent accreditation by ISO 31030 will increase this focus.
“Becoming accredited demonstrates that we are in tune with our customers’ needs. Being one of the first to acheive this award, the Strand Palace is pioneering the new standard of risk management across the industry and helping to increase traveller confidence.”
Bob Quick, Executive Director and Founder of GSA, said: “ISO 31030 will change the way the industry views ‘preferred’ hotels because it places great emphasis on independent security assessment being a prerequisite to achieve that coveted status. the Strand Palace hotel is leading the way in putting security at the forefront of their business and value proposition.”