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What makes a hotel safe from terrorism?
by Hugh Morris, Travel writer
It was after the 2015 terror attack in Sousse, Tunisia, in which left 38 tourists, including 30 Britons, were killed, that David Wood and Bob Quick realised holidaymakers had no way of knowing how capable their hotel was of keeping them safe, whether from low-level crime or terrorism.
“There was no way of checking the level of hotel security,” said Wood, a former police officer of 31 years. “You could check that the sheets were clean, the food was good, but there was nothing that told you how safe you would be. A hotel with five stars doesn’t necessarily have good security.”
So Wood and Quick, also a former officer, launched Global Secure Accreditation. It lets hotels demonstrate that they have...