by Deanna Ting, Skift
Unlike some hotels in other parts of the world, including Israel and India, the majority of hotels in the U.S. do not have metal detectors or baggage screening areas located near their entryways. Following the terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai in 2008 at the Oberoi and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, both hotel companies instituted stronger hotel security measures which included more stringent bag and vehicle checks. And in other destinations including Jakarta, Islamabad, and Tel Aviv, those types of screenings are fairly standard at most hotels.
A spokesperson for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, when asked if it had any statistics on the number of U.S. member hotels who have metal detectors or baggage screening, said, “We don’t track that level of information from our members.”
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