Is There Such A Thing As A “safe Hotel”? It’s Time To “double Check”

Uncategorized | Written By, NOW! BALI-2 | December 1st, 2014

Did you know that a hotels’ star-rating doesn’t reflect its safety or security? Have you ever tried to find out just how secure a hotel is before staying there? Did you know that many major corporations, many travel organisations and most embassies inspect their selected hotels thoroughly before letting anyone stay there? But it’s hard for the private individual to find that information. 

Did you know that a hotels’ star-rating doesn’t reflect its safety or security? Have you ever tried to find out just how secure a hotel is before staying there? Did you know that many major corporations, many travel organisations and most embassies inspect their selected hotels thoroughly before letting anyone stay there? But it’s hard for the private individual to find that information.
Or it was till “Double Check” came on the scene.

Research shows that travellers want safe, secure and sustainable hotels

CNN research shows that 67% percent of 3013 travellers interviewed in 70 countries in 2012 put safety and security at the top of their list of priorities when travelling, even ahead of price.

Companies in the travel industry, especially those in the airline sector, are exceptionally conscious of their responsibility to take care of people who have entrusted themselves to their services, and they go to great lengths to minimise risks and dangers to passengers.

Hotels on the other hand are generally much safer places, and in many respects they pose much less of a danger to travellers – but real risks still exist.

Safety Certified is a unique and comprehensive program in the field of hotel safety and security that double checks each hotel’s safety programs and ensures that it has considered all possible risks and done its best to reduce them. They then bring that safety record to the attention of the public to enable consumers to make valid choices about the safest places to stay.

Survey : Two-Third of Travellers want Green Hotels.

“A survey of 1,300 U.S. travelers by TripAdvisor.com shows that nearly two-thirds of travelers, 62 percent, often or always consider the environment when choosing hotels, transportation and meals. The survey, released in 2013, also shows that 69 percent say they plan to make even more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months.

The survey also shows that hotels could do a better job of publicizing their green cred. 64 percent of respondents said that they rarely or never feel informed about whether hotels are truly eco-friendly. A whopping 93 percent don’t take it upon themselves to confirm hotels’ green practices. That’s an opportunity for hoteliers and other travel operators.” (Trip Advisor)

Double Check Program enables hotels to tell the world how safe and secure their hotel is

This unique and pioneering program provides hotels with an extremely valuable service. The Safety Certified 1000 point checklist covers every angle of safety and security and proves that hotels are complying with all required standards and regulations and acting responsibly towards the planet and the communities in which they operate. When guests see the Double Check logo they can be sure that the hotel is not only safe and secure but also a good corporate citizen while offering the very highest standards of service.
Hotels are also able to “Double Check” that their own high standards are being maintained and take steps to improve conditions wherever needed.

How does a hotel become Safety Certified?

Safety Certified Assessors visit hotels and make sure on guests’ behalf that they are offering a safe, secure and socially responsible accommodation choice while at the same time maintaining the highest standards of comfort and service. The vast majority of hotels meet the requirements with zero or very little effort. Safety Certified only needs to double check that standards are being maintained before they can permit use of the Safety Certified Double Check logo. Guests know that talk is cheap, so Safety Certified provides an independent verification that Hotels are indeed doing everything they say they are doing – and more.

Once a hotel has successfully completed the assessment, Safety Certified work with them and their media partners to make sure that potential guests know that the hotel is a safe, secure and sensible choice. They publish an article about each hotel highlighting the standards they maintain, and throughout the year there are regular Safety Certified advertisements publicising the safest and most responsible hotels in your city. They also produce a downloadable Consumer Report that details each hotel’s efforts in safety, security and good corporate citizenship while highlighting your facilities, features and amenities.

Hotels that have already been Safety Certified in Indonesia include Le Meridien Jakarta, Hotel Kristal Jakarta, Kuta Senggigi Beach Lombok, Prama Sanur Beach Bali, Prana Grand Preanger Bandung and Harris Hotel, Batam.
Many more are in process.

For more information go to : www.safety-certified.com 

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