Houston, Texas, February 2004 – Two salespersons were attacked and robbed outside the Hilton Hotel by five males driving a late model Crown Victoria.
Buford, Georgia, February 2004 – A traveling salesperson was in the parking lot of the Spring Hills Suites when a silver Ford Taurus drove toward him. The victim was knocked down, robbed and dragged by the vehicle.
Belmont, California, January 2004 – A salesperson checked out of the Holiday Inn Express and was robbed in the parking lot. The suspects drove up behind him as he neared his car and robbed him.
Gainesville, Florida, November 2003 – A business executive was checking in at a Hampton Inn, while his car was being broken into. When he returned to his car he was confronted with a man, who pulled a gun, pointed it at him, and fled with the traveler’s briefcase.
The examples could go on and on. Traveling on business is risky business itself when it comes to the personal safety of the traveler. Robberies and assaults regularly take place, and a frequent staging ground for this criminal activity is in or around the hotel or motel where the traveler is staying. But in all honesty, business travelers have a habit of setting up themselves for a
Learning some basic personal protection techniques when you are staying at a hotel or motel can keep you business travelers from becoming a criminal statistic. When traveling on business, effective security precautions require a continuous and conscious awareness of your environment. It also requires the use of good judgment and common sense. This is the first in a series on personal safety for business travelers presented by Front Sight Resorts.
10 Lodging Safety Tips for Business Travelers
The American Hotel and Motel Association provides these hotel and motel safety tips for travelers:
More Tips on Hotel and Motel Security…
The Federal Consumer Information Center adds these 11 lodging tips for travelers:
in touchwhile using phones. Caution is urged in safeguarding telephone credit card numbers. Criminals will frequently wait for callers to announce credit card numbers on public phones and then sell the numbers for unauthorized use.
Some business travelers just refuse to be taken. For those, Front Sight Resorts, located on a 550-acre state-of-the-art training facility just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, is the ultimate answer in personal protection training for business people on the move.
Front Sight provides specialized training on how to spot and diffuse potentially dangerous situations before they happen, and gives you the self-defensive skills training to effectively deal with a confrontation if and when it does occur. Says Front Sight’s Founder and Director, Dr. Ignatius Piazza.
There is no question that if you are prepared to defend yourself, your chances of becoming a victim of some criminal’s maligned intent are greatly lessened. Criminals look for easy targets, 98% of victims have been scoped out first by their assailants to assess their vulnerability. Only then do they move in for the take. With Front Sight training, you can make yourself a very unappealing target.
Front Sight provides world-class self-defense and personal-safety training in empty hands defense, edged weapons defense, and the most sought after defensive firearms training to be found anywhere. Thousands of business people, men and women alike, have taken training courses at Front Sight Resorts, and equipped themselves to successfully deal with dangerous criminal attempts while traveling.
Don’t become a criminal statistic while staying at your next hotel or motel on business. With a little street smarts you will have the crim’s looking somewhere else for prey.
For more information on Front Sight Resorts, and their comprehensive training programs for executives, please contact their corporate office.