Tips for travelling in Public PlacesTip 206 – 226 (Checking In, Getting to your room, Stairways and Stairwells & Elevators)
Checking In Tip 206 Request your invoice remain confidential As a service to their guest, some hotels print billing information in advance. The bills are then slipped under the doors of the guests the night before they are due to leave so that the statements can be reviewed prior to check-out. But often the bills, containing confidential information about the identities, addresses, even credit card number of the guest, are put under the doors only part way or even left outside the doors for others to examine.
Checking In Tip 207 Make your morning newspaper impersonal Ask if the hotel distributes newspaper to its guests. If it does, make sure the paper delivered outside your door does not identify you by name.
Checking In Tip 208 Keep your plan to yourself It is the business of other in the hotel to know what your plans are. When hotel personel ask about your plans, in most cases they are just being polite. An appropriate response is brief and non - specific. Say something such as, I’m here on business” or “I’m here on vacation”. There is no need to be rude. On the other hand it is unwise to describe your plans within earshot of strangers.
Checking In Tip 209 Express your intent to use the hotel’s safe It is best to place your valuables in the hotel’s safe. Make an appointment during check -in to access the safe at a later. Guests who use a hotel safe often check their valuables at time of registration. A criminal in the lobby who sees this during check-in knows that guest has access to valuable property.
Checking In Tip 210 Control your luggage Keep your luggage with you in physical contact with out when checking in and checking out. If you check your luggage with a bell captain, make sure you are given a receipt.
Checking In Tip 211 Designate an emergency code If traveling with others, establish a code word or phrase that would alert other members of the group that assistance is needed.
Checking In Tip 212 Determine an evacuation meeting place Before your traveling group disperses, decide where to meet nearby if you must evacuate the hotel.
Checking In Tip 213 Announce your intention to check exits Notify the registration clerk that you will be checking the fire escapes, and as part of your inspection, you will be opening the doors to the fire exits. If the doors are alarmed, you will need to have the alarm disabled while you check the operation of the doors.
Checking In Tip 214 Dissociate your vehicle If you park a vehicle at the hotel and are required to use a parking permit that is to be placed in or on your vehicle during your say, make sure that it dose not display your name or room number.
Checking In Tip 215 Park in an undesignated spot If you are assigned a parking spot for your vehicle, don’t park in a space that indicates your room number. Doing so would make it easy for thieves to track your comings and goings.
Getting to your room Tip 216 Use a Bell person There is safety in numbers. For that reason alone it is a good idea to have the accompaniment of someone who is identifiable and knows the safest route to your room.
Getting to your room Tip 217 Monitor small talk with the bell person If others are in earshot of you while you trek to your room, make certain that the bell person is discreet when describing the location of your room.
Getting to your room Tip 218 Question the bell person While on the way to your room, ask the bell person to point out to you the location of house telephones, emergency exits, fire alarms/extinguishers/hoses, and other safety features along the way.
Getting to your room Tip 219 Beware of being followed If there is no one available to take you to room or if you choose to find your room by yourself, be careful that you are not followed. If you feel that someone is following you, return to the lobby and report it to hotel security or get to a louse telephone and call the front desk. If you feel it necessary, insist that you be escorted to your room.
Getting to your room Tip 220 Review the location of your room Are you arrive at your room, verify that it is in a location that meets your safety needs. It should be located close to the elevators so that it is a short walk from the elevators to your room. It should not be located down blind hallways or at the end of long corridors. It should be in an area of significant foot traffic to discourage criminals.
Getting to your Room Tip 221 Be prepared to enter your room quickly If you are finding your way to your room alone, have your door key at the ready as you approach your room. You want to be able to enter your room, sweep it, and secure it as quickly as possible.
Stairways and Stairwells Tip 222 Avoid Stairwells Because of the concealment they provide, criminals often prefer to move about a hotel using stairwells. Furthermore their isolation and sound abating characteristics make stairwells good mugging venues for criminals. If a criminal see you enter a stairwell or if you meet one in a stairwell, he may move to assault you there.
Stairways and Stairwells Tip 223 Stay away from others on stairways Don’t allow anyone to follow you up or down an exposed stairway. Stairways put you on precarious footing that can be further exacerbated if you are carrying package or luggage . It is easy for a criminal to approach from behind and trip you or simply shove you forcing you to close your footing and fall.
Elevators Tip 224 Size up others While waiting for an elevator, take a look at the people standing with you. Make eye contact if possible. There are the people who, in a moment, will be standing with you in the elevator. Decide if these are the people with whom you wish to take that ride. Sometimes the decision will be easy. For instance, if you are a lone woman and the others waiting are rowdy men, don’t get on with them.
Elevators Tip 225 Stand Clear Don’t stand close to elevator doors. Stand away from the doors and at the outside of a group that is waiting to board. If you are near the door when they open, you could be shoved to the rear of the elevator or grabbed and forced inside.
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Elevators Tip 226 Look inside Just as you size up those around you while waiting, you must survey the elevator passengers when the door opens. Determine if these are people with whom you would feel safe being confined. A woman should think twice before getting on an elevator occupied by a single man.
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Members of group Ms. Tipaporn Ngorsakul ID.52623433006 Ms. Radtiyakorn Khampong ID.52623433011 Mr. Warit Sutthisri ID.52623433014 Ms. Wanida Phoothongkan ID.52623433019