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GSA’s CEO, Dave Wood, explains the story of Global Secure Accreditation and why he believes a change was needed in the industry. Why was Global Secure Accreditation set up? Every hotel is required to have an audit for food standards, for health and safety standards, and for...

It takes a matter of minutes to find out how clean a hotel room is or how close it is to the nearest train station. Yet, the level of security is almost impossible to find. With high profile attacks on hotels in recent years, hotel...

Duty of care remains a top priority for travel managers – with 73 per cent of travel management professionals ranking it as the most important challenge facing the industry. Accommodation choices have the highest potential to be a ‘weak link’ in meeting these duty of...

The hotel sector has become one of the primary targets for cyber criminals, terrorists and nation state actors. Like many industries, hotels are particularly reliant on technology; using complex network systems to store vast amounts of classified customer data. This is just one of the...

Could you explain what ISO 31030 is and why it is important? ISO 31030 is a proposed ‘Travel Risk Management’ Standard expected to be introduced next year. The framework for this standard would be contextual to industries and sectors, recognising that different companies operate under different...

The difference between evacuation and invacuation The recent release of the film ‘Hotel Mumbai’ has stirred vivid memories of the threat that terrorism poses to the hospitality industry. The attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008, depicted in the film, provides a stark reminder...

The Stand Palace first opened its doors as a hotel some 110 years ago.  The hotel is one of the most iconic and recognisable buildings on London’s primary thoroughfare.  Located opposite The Savoy and within walking distance of many of the most popular tourist attractions...

We are all familiar with the top brand hotels, we find them in almost every major city or travel destination around the world. These hotels are often the preferred choice for travellers as they’re familiar, trusted, and it’s likely that most of us have stayed...

You’ve booked your city break away to Manchester. You’ve decided to treat yourself to a luxurious hotel experience and have booked “one of the newest 5-star hotels” in the area, which boasts itself as “paradise here on planet earth!” The only problem is that the...