Benefits of accreditation for hotels
Having a Global Secure accreditation offers a wide range of benefits to hotels. These include:
- A significant differentiator: hotel security is now a key priority for corporates, travel managers and the public. 64 per cent of security professionals believe that the risks facing business travellers have increased (IPSOS MORI) and 89 per cent of hotel guests rank security as their primary concern when travelling (Travelzoo). By demonstrating accreditation to a global standard, hotels can reassure travellers of their commitment to a high standard of security and duty of care
- Corporate reassurance: an increasing number of corporations are demanding reassurance about security from hotels before allowing business travellers to stay at their properties. A Global Secure accreditation enables hotels to demonstrate to corporates their commitment to the highest level of duty of care. Corporates can have confidence in their accommodation choice without the need to complete additional forms or have the inconvenience of multiple site security visits for every company.
- Futureproof: the ISO 31030 standard for travel risk management is expected to be implemented in 2020. This may require corporate travel managers to seek independent or evidence-based verification of hotel security standards. The GSA standards are likely to be closely aligned with the new ISO standard as members of the management team at Global Secure have been involved in the evolution of the guidance. This offers hotel reassurance that they will be ready for ISO 31030 and can demonstrate compliance quickly and simply.
- Trusted: accreditation by Global Secure is regulated by SFJ Awards. SFJ Awards is approved by the Qualification Regulators to provide qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and works with the British Police Service and the UK Military and Justice Organisations to provide external quality assurance for standards. SFJ regulates the GSA standards and assessment process.