The DHS-FBI have released a list of 19 possible indicators of terrorist behaviors at hotels. How many are you guilty of?
I’m guilty of the ones in bold.
- — Not providing professional or personal details on hotel registrations—such as place of employment, contact information, or place of residence.
- — Using payphones for outgoing calls or making front desk requests in person to avoid using the room telephone.
- — Interest in using Internet cafes, despite hotel Internet availability.
- — Non-VIPs who request that their presence at a hotel not be divulged.
- — Extending departure dates one day at a time for prolonged periods.
- — Refusal of housekeeping services for extended periods.
- — Extended stays with little baggage or unpacked luggage.
- — Access or attempted access to areas of the hotel normally restricted to staff.
- — Use of cash for large transactions or a credit card in someone else’s name.
- — Requests for specific rooms, floors, or other locations in the hotel.
- — Use of a third party to register.
- — Multiple visitors or deliveries to one individual or room.
- — Unusual interest in hotel access, including main and alternate entrances, emergency exits, and surrounding routes.
- — Use of entrances and exits that avoid the lobby or other areas with cameras and hotel personnel.
- — Attempting to access restricted parking areas with a vehicle or leaving unattended vehicles near the hotel building.
- — Unusual interest in hotel staff operating procedures, shift changes, closed-circuit TV systems, fire alarms, and security systems.
- — Leaving the property for several days and then returning.
- — Abandoning a room and leaving behind clothing, toiletries, or other items.
- — Noncompliance with other hotel policies.
Ditto. I especially hate housekeeping and have kept them out way past the bounds of reason.