Security is a big concern for the government and hospitality properties. Government policies include travel advisories and fines while hospitality property policies include improved security and screening methods. Both the government and hospitality properties have improved their security by increasing the number of security personnel. For the government, entry and exit points to the country or the tourist site have seen an increasing number of guards and screening methods (Clifton, 2012). Screening methods are improved to meet the current needs of the population, and the risks presented.
The government ensures the security of tourists by issuing travel advisories to countries or states that might be unsafe for one reason or the other. Additionally, it offers additional security at the tourist destinations, at the border, and throughout the country. Trained personnel are used to provide security for the tourists and depending on the season, the number of security people goes up or down. On the other hand, the hospitality property level ensures safety by improving the screening procedures for the tourists (Lida, 2000). Due to increased security concerns, the property is subjected to frequent security checks to ascertain that it is safe. Additionally, it has to meet a certain criterion by the Security Council so that tourists can use it as a destination.
The government and hospitality properties are driven by the numbers of tourists. The higher the number of tourists, the more the revenue collected. Therefore, Security has to be improved for the numbers to be up (Potter, 2016). Both government and hospitality properties are concerned about the volume of tourists, therefore, security is a big issue. Proper security ensures more tourists visit hence different policies are in place. Travel advisories are there to advise tourists on where to visit. Fines ensure that all properties adhere to proper security measures.
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