The priority of any hospitality venture is the assurance of the safety and security of the traveler and the guest. Beginning in 1991, there was a critical attack by the criminals upon the traveler, both foreign and domestic. Initially this thrust was against the domestic traveler and lodging guest. In 1993, the focus shifted to the foreign visitor to the United States. The media looked to the hospitality industry as the one to resolve a problem which had baffled many professional police authorities as they encountered increased levels of crime with minimum dollars and insufficient staff to appropriately address the problem. The hospitality industry accepted the challenge and fashioned new and effective weapons in initiating methods for attacking the multifaceted problems of crime. We shall read of co-ventures that involve, associations, agencies, employers, employees, police authorities, as well as the foreign and domestic travelers. We will consider how the "awareness" programs through The Traveler Safety Campaign and the Traveler Safety and Security Initiative are beginning to make a difference.
Ellis, Raymond C.
"A Response to Crime's War on Tourism,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 14
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol14/iss3/5