Hotels Can Use New Database to Blacklist Guests

Those looking to live out a rock 'n' roll fantasy by trashing a room or otherwise misbehaving at a hotel better be careful. A new online database blacklists bad hotel guests.

GuestScan was developed by a British businessman, Neil Campbell, so that operators of lodging properties in the UK can check guest credentials before accepting a booking.

Campbell says he came up with the idea after a neighbor who owns a B&B had a "visitor from hell."

British travel trade paper TTG says up to 10,000 properties, including small hotels and B&Bs, are expected to sign up for the subscription-based network.

"Members can check the register for known troublemakers and upload information on new offenders - naming and shaming guests who steal towels, make excessive noise, are abusive towards other guests or don't pay their bills," writes TTG.

Hotel guests placed on the blacklist will be notified by GuestScan, and have the right to appeal.

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