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Thai tourism under assault with fresh emergencies

Thailand Thai tourism under assault with fresh emergencies

By AFP

BANGKOK — Thailand's battle-hardened tourism sector faces being brought to its knees by two fresh blows -- a state of emergency in the capital and a violent end to a beachside summit, experts ...

Canada issues travel warning for Mexico

Canada Canada issues travel warning for Mexico

By cbc.ca

Following the U.S. State Department's lead, Canada warned tourists on Friday to stay away from areas of Mexico in light of surging drug-related violence in some parts of the country.

US State Department issues travel alert for Mexico

Mexico Travel Alert US State Department issues travel alert for Mexico

By news.yahoo.com

MEXICO CITY – The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel advisory warning Americans about an increase in violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

93 people killed in Madagascar president and mayor clash

Madagascar Violence 93 people killed in Madagascar president and mayor clash

By Nelson Alcantara

At least 25 people were killed Sunday, while dozens others were injured in the violence that erupted in Madagascar’s capital city of Antananarivo.

Mexico's war on drugs taking toll on tourism

Mexico Mexico's war on drugs taking toll on tourism

By sfgate.com

When planning a January vacation with his girlfriend, Oakland resident Jeremiah Nadya had only Mexico in mind. "Tickets are dirt cheap if you know where to look," he says. "It's close.

Tourists proceed with caution

Mexico Tourists proceed with caution

By signonsandiego.com

Is it safe to visit the Tijuana region? There is no simple, single answer.
Much like travel anywhere in the world, it depends on who you are, where you're going, and what you're doing.

Baja California still safe for tourists, travel club exec says

Baja California Baja California still safe for tourists, travel club exec says

By latimes.com

Surfers, fishermen, hunters, golfers or anyone else monitoring the high level of drug-related violence in northern Baja California must be wondering what I'm wondering: When will cartel members, ...

Thai political violence threatens tourism, economy

Thailand Thai political violence threatens tourism, economy

By reuters.com

BANGKOK - Thailand's worst street violence in 16 years has already started to hurt the lucrative tourist industry and will do nothing to help an economy feeling the effects of the global credit ...

European countries warn tourists against violence in Mexico

European Warning European countries warn tourists against violence in Mexico

By xinhuanet.com

Many European countries have alerted their tourists against rising violence in Mexico and warned them about the links between Mexican police agents and organized crime, reports by the daily El ...

Violence tarnishes Beijing's effort

China Violence tarnishes Beijing's effort

By wsj.com

China's government is confronting the limits of its control, as a deadly attack on an American near the capital's historic center and violence in its restive northwest that killed 11 people ...

Zimbabwe Foreign Office amends travel advice

Violence Intensifies Zimbabwe Foreign Office amends travel advice

By eTN

ZIMBABWE (July 30, 2008) - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office today changed its travel advice for Zimbabwe.

eTN Mailbox: Mongolia's state of emergency

Mongolia Violence eTN Mailbox: Mongolia's state of emergency

I just wanted to let you know that the violence that took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 1 is under control now. The city life is back to the normal.

Zimbabwe: The end of a dream?

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: The end of a dream?

By Wolfgang H. Thome l eTN Africa

As Zimbabwe was led down the road of ever increasing violence by its brutal rulers over the past few weeks, the patience of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party and of Morgan Tsvangirai ...

Eyeing tourism, Haiti battles its violent reputation

Haiti Eyeing tourism, Haiti battles its violent reputation

Port Au Prince, Haiti - Kidnappings, gang violence, drug trafficking, corrupt police, flaming road blockades.

The reports out of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere are enough to ...

Haiti's tourism dreams deferred by riots

Haiti Haiti's tourism dreams deferred by riots

MILOT, Haiti - The tour guides were waiting with bony, undersized horses to carry travelers to Haiti's historic Citadelle Laferriere, one of the most impressive mountaintop fortresses in the ...

Dr. Seshi Chonco: ""Is South Africa a place you would want to travel to? No, I don't think so"

Is South Africa Still A Tourist Destination? Dr. Seshi Chonco: ""Is South Africa a place you would want to travel to? No, I don't think so"

The government has not done enough to curb xenophobia, Tourism Kwazulu-Natal (TKZN) chairperson Dr Seshi Chonco said on Tuesday.

He was speaking at Durban's Suncoast Casino on the impact of ...

Mob violence may frighten off visitors

SA Tourist Chiefs' Warning Mob violence may frighten off visitors

An upsurge in xenophobic violence in South Africa's biggest city could cause serious damage to efforts to attract visitors from across the continent, tourism chiefs warned on Tuesday.

12 die in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

Anti-Foreigner Violence Erupts In SA 12 die in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Emmerson Ziso fled hunger and repression in neighboring Zimbabwe, but now he wants to go back. Even his violent, chaotic homeland seems a haven compared to ...

Violence blocks Spanish Town restoration project

Jamaica Violence blocks Spanish Town restoration project

The Ministry of Tourism has more than $100 million to spend on projects in Spanish Town but it is afraid to do so because of the frequent outbreak of gun violence.

With its magnificent ...

Attack sparks tourist warning

Another Tourist Attack In New Zealand Attack sparks tourist warning

With another tourist recovering from an seemingly unprovoked attack, tourism leaders are urging operators not to be afraid of warning people of the risks of travelling in New ...

Guatemala fights violent reputation for tourists

Guatemala Guatemala fights violent reputation for tourists

Standing among rows of coffee beans drying in the sun, Jorge Santizo gestures towards the azure depths of Lake Atitlan and the three towering volcanoes dotting its shore.

With such stunning ...

Agreement finally ends post Kenya election squabbles

East Africa Agreement finally ends post Kenya election squabbles

By Wolfgang H. Thome

(eTN) - The two main figures in the Kenya post-election saga have now reached a final agreement which should put to rest any lingering doubts about the country getting back on track.

Deputy mayor: Attack on tourists bad for business

Christchurch Senseless Vicious Attack 'Bad For Business'... That's All?!? Deputy mayor: Attack on tourists bad for business

An unprovoked attack on a group of tourists in central Christchurch over the weekend could tarnish the city's reputation with tourists, the city's deputy mayor says.

Norm Withers said he ...

China: Dalai Lama caused riots to damage Olympics

Tibet China: Dalai Lama caused riots to damage Olympics

CHENGDU, China (AP) — China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of orchestrating the recent anti-government riots in Tibet in a bid to mar the Beijing Olympics and overthrow the area's communist ...

"...The use of violence is generally limited to those who offer resistance..."

South Africa - 'US embassy warns tourists' "...The use of violence is generally limited to those who offer resistance..."

According to the American Embassy, 14 Americans in the past 12 months have been robbed at gunpoint after landing at the OR Tambo international airport in Kempton Park, the Beeld newspaper reported ...

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