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Business Report: Designing a Safety System against Terrorism in Hotels
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Designing a Safety System against Terrorism in Hotels Name: Institution: Abstract This paper evaluates the effects of terrorist attacks on tourism, particularly focusing on Singapore’s hotel industry. Terrorism is known to impact popular tourist destinations adversely and this impact is likely to be higher on hotels due to their elevated susceptibility…
The significance of stakeholders’ cooperation, in addition to external and internal communications, is also a matter of emphasis in the effort to combat terror. Contents Abstract 2 Contents 3 Introduction 4 Terrorism and Its Motivations 4 Hotels as Targets of Terrorism 6 Security Model 8 Proposed Safety System Diagram for Hotels 10 Detection 10 Dejection 11 Protection 11 Deflection 11 Connect 11 Reflect 12 Conclusion 12 References 13 Introduction In the past several years, the hospitality industry and particularly hotels and other accommodation facilities have encountered numerous terrorist invasions. For instance, in 2003 there was a fatal terrorist attack on the Indonesian branch of the internationally renowned JW Marriott hotel, in Jakarta. A repeat attack was witnessed in Jakarta in 2009, but this time on Rits Carlton. Other notable hotel attacks include that in 2008 on Taj Mahal in Mumbai and the 2011 attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel. As a response to these deplorable attacks, the majority of internationally renowned hotels executed both technical and physical measures, which seek to regulate the flow of vehicles and people to and within hotel areas. In most of these situations, however, these reactive strategies have proven inadequate in providing sufficient security. ...
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