FACTBOX: Avoiding and surviving hotel terrorism – Reuters

With hotels becoming an increasingly popular target for militant attacks in Asia and beyond, the issue of hotel security and appropriate travel precautions is growing in importance for business travelers and tourists.

In the past year, militants killed at least 54 people in a suicide bomb attack on Islamabad’s Marriott hotel, 71 people in the siege of the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels in Mumbai, nine in a suicide attack on Peshawar’s Pearl Continental, and seven in the bombings of Jakarta’s Ritz Carlton and Marriott in July.

Following is a summary of advice on hotel security, from travel security firms and risk consultancies as well as Reuters correspondents who often stay in hotels in hazardous areas: