Hotel Safety for Your Next Business Trip or Vacation Get-a-Way

Written by Michelle Annese

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-keep an eye out for your luggage both to and from your hotel room.

-locate all fire exits, fire extinguishers and elevators.

-Do not userepparttar stairs to get to your room. Always takerepparttar 139282 elevator. Any secluded part ofrepparttar 139283 hotel is never a good idea to be in i.e. stairwells, parking garages, dark hallways etc.

During your stay ...

-make surerepparttar 139284 windows andrepparttar 139285 between-room door are all locked.

- use allrepparttar 139286 locks on your door every time youíre in your room, especiallyrepparttar 139287 dead bolt, flip lock or chain at night.

-put all valuables inrepparttar 139288 room safe and make sure it is one that is bolted torepparttar 139289 floor. Never leave jewelry, credit cards or cash lying around your room.

-if someone knocks on your door, donít open it right away. Keeprepparttar 139290 door shut and userepparttar 139291 peephole and askrepparttar 139292 person to identify themselves. If you donít know them, donít openrepparttar 139293 door. If they claim to be hotel personnel or security, call down torepparttar 139294 front desk to make surerepparttar 139295 hotel sent them. If their story does not check-out and there is no reason forrepparttar 139296 person to be there, tell them to go away and then notifyrepparttar 139297 front desk.

- Consider purchasing a portable room alarm. They can hang onrepparttar 139298 inside door knob, or a floor device that sounds an alarm if your hotel door is opened. To get these room safety devices, go to theyíre small and easy to travel with. They can fit into a pocket or purse.

- always leaverepparttar 139299 Ďdo not disturbí tag onrepparttar 139300 outside of your door.

- When leaving putrepparttar 139301 lights andrepparttar 139302 T.V. or radio on to let no one know you have leftrepparttar 139303 room and it is unoccupied.

-if you loose your key, report it immediately torepparttar 139304 hotelís front desk and ask to be moved to another room.

-immediately report any suspicious activity torepparttar 139305 Hotelís staff.

When you check-outÖ

-search through your belongings to make sure all forms of I.D. are safe and nothing is missing with personal information on it.

-request an escort to your vehicle inrepparttar 139306 parking garage or lot.

-checkrepparttar 139307 inside ofrepparttar 139308 vehicle before getting in.

By following these hotel safety tips, you can increase your protection from a personal assault or theft. Making your business or vacation trip safer and being less of a target for a criminal.

Michelle Annese is a 3rd degree black belt with 15+ years experience teaching self defense and safety for women and children. She is the creator of The Realtor Survival Guide, Protection for Women , and The SafeGuard System for Kids. For more information on how to protect yourself and your family check out other articles by Michelle Annese at and get her free weekly family safety e-newsletter.


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