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Staying Safe as Hotels Remain in the Crosshairs

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 25, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Jordanian policemen stand inside the Radisson SAS hotel, where a wedding party was being held when a bomb claimed by al Qaeda exploded, Nov. 10, 2005 in Amman, Jordan.

AMMAN, JORDAN- NOVEMBER 10: Jordanian policemen stand inside the Radisson SAS hotel, where a wedding party was being held when a bomb exploded, November 10, 2005 in Amman, Jordan. At least 57 were killed and over 300 injured in apparent suicide bombings November 9 at three western hotels in the Jordanian capitol. It has been reported that al-Qaeda has taken responsibility for the attacks. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

(Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

International hotels are tempting targets for attack by terrorists. By their nature, they are quintessential soft targets, crowded with people. Given thwarted hotel attacks and warnings of impending attacks, it is important to understand why hotels are targeted and review steps travelers can take to mitigate the threat posed by attacks on hotels....

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