4/5/2005 12:00 AM
COLLEGE STATION – A new course developed by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is helping hotels and other businesses involved in the travel and tourism industry assure the security and safety of the traveling public.
The course, “Vulnerability Assessment: Strategy, Design and Mitigation,” was recently piloted for representatives from the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in College Station. The participants were impressed by the thoroughness and scope of the course.
“By going through this process we were able to systematically address our security system successes and shortfalls,” said Barron Hobbs, General Manager of the Hilton College Station.
“As long-standing customers of the Hilton, we appreciate their efforts to prioritize security and safety while maintaining high standards of customer service,” said Tom Shehan, Director of TEEX’s Public Safety & Security, which has developed the course. “With the extensive knowledge and experience of the Hilton staff, we were able to refine our curriculum so that it is relevant to the larger travel and tourism industry.”
The Hilton College Station is the largest hotel/conference center in the Brazos Valley, serving more than 750,000 guests per year. It is owned by JER Partners of McLean, Va., and managed by Sage Hospitality.
TEEX, a member of The Texas A&M University System, offers hands-on, customized training, exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond.