According to the results of a new survey conducted on behalf of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, security ranked near the bottom among factors taken under consideration by Americans when selecting a hotel.
Cleanliness (43 percent), Price (23 percent) and Location (19 percent) were all placed above security (11 percent) by travelers in the survey.
In addition, the survey also showed that 84 percent of Americans would not refrain from traveling for business on Sept. 11, 2011. Fewer than one in five Americans are fearful of flying on the on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and only 16 percent said they were fearful of flying on a national holiday.
"Travelers should take safety precautions more seriously, and travel security should be higher on their checklist than cleanliness," Jim Villa, senior vice president and North American manager for Chubb's Accident & Health business said in a statement. "It seems that more people are concerned about housekeeping than security."
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