Check Out This Former CIA Operative’s 9-Step Ultimate Hotel Room Safety Checklist

Everyone wants their accommodation to be an accepted place where they can sit back and relax irrespective of the place they are traveling. But, if you are not comfortable and do not feel safe, then it is difficult to do so. This hotel safety checklist from a former CIA operative might help.

Drew Dwyer, a Marine veteran and former CIA operative, has seen his fair share of travel around the world and knows this better than most, which includes some not-so-safe places for travelers. In the event, you plan to travel around the world and desire to stay safe, Dwyer’s nine-step tally is a great reference for everyone from frequent business travelers to families traveling in a group. You can get Dwyer’s full list of travel safety checklist at

  1. Acquire or make a copy of the fire escape plan on the back of your door. Most of these just slide out.

  2. Do not stay on the ground or the top floor. The ground floor is readily accessible to intruders and the top floor does not allow any room to maneuver. The first or second (European) floors allow access for most third world country emergency vehicles.

  3. Keep the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, even when you are not there.

  4. Always assume the room is bugged. Keep the radio or TV turned on with the volume on low at all times — even when you are not in the room.

  5. Keep the drapes/blinds pulled at all times, even when unoccupied.

  6. Keep a light on in the room when unoccupied.

  7. Keep a small “bug-out bag” packed with must-have items (money, ID, passport, etc.) in the event of an emergency departure.

  8. Carry a motion alarm that can be placed over the doorknob. They are about $20 and can be found in most electronics stores.

  9. Keep a flashlight next to the bed and within arm’s reach.

You can get Dwyer’s full list of travel safety checklist at

Source: Entrepreneur


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