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Author: Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

mmDr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and tourism and economic development. Since 1990, Tarlow has been aiding the tourism community with issues such as travel safety and security, economic development, creative marketing, and creative thought. As a well-known author in the field of tourism security, Tarlow is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and publishes numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security including articles published in The Futurist, the Journal of Travel Research and Security Management. Tarlow’s wide range of professional and scholarly articles includes articles on subjects such as: “dark tourism”, theories of terrorism, and economic development through tourism, religion and terrorism and cruise tourism. Tarlow also writes and publishes the popular on-line tourism newsletter Tourism Tidbits read by thousands of tourism and travel professionals around the world in its English, Spanish, and Portuguese language editions. https://safertourism.com/

The Gift of Travel

The Gift of Travel

December is a month for the giving of gifts. It is also a time to motivate employees during a ... Read More

Shalom from the Center of the World

Shalom from the Center of the World

There is a saying in the Midrashic literature that God gave the world ten measures of beauty, nine went ... Read More

Saint Lucia Police: Strengthening safer tourism

Saint Lucia Police: Strengthening safer tourism

In the Eastern Caribbean, it is the rainy season. Even when the sun vibrantly shines, the air is heavy ... Read More

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

A safer Jamaica holiday destination is the key to a better tourism export and a more engaged and happy ... Read More

How to recover from a tourism crisis?

How to recover from a tourism crisis?

Terror, tsunami, hurricanes had attacked the travel and tourism industry in many visitors -destinations around the world. The recent ... Read More

Tourism Businesses: Dealing with the Media

Tourism Businesses: Dealing with the Media

Almost all tourism businesses, be they attractions, Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), regional or national tourism offices, or travel ... Read More

Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal

Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal

In our ongoing travels though Portugal with the Center for Latino-Jewish relations we visit the country’s "northern inland.” We ... Read More

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies

This trip has been different from most of my trips. Normally I travel to a location to work on ... Read More

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

Along with its elegant landscaping, this is a land of ideal summer temperatures, ranging between lows of about 60 ... Read More

Which Cape Cod would you visit?

Which Cape Cod would you visit?

In reality there are two Cape Cods. One Cape Cod is a tourist Mecca. It is a place of ... Read More

Visit USA under the threat of shootings: What the U.S. travel industry needs to learn?

Visit USA under the threat of shootings: What the U.S. travel industry needs to learn?

Mass-shootings in El Paso or Dayton will harm the travel and tourism industry in the States of Texas and ... Read More

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. ... Read More

Developing safety and security for children during travel

Developing safety and security for children during travel

Safety and security are always a concern of the travel industry, no matter who the traveler might be. A ... Read More

Travel Marketing To and Protecting Visiting Children

Travel Marketing To and Protecting Visiting Children

One of the most difficult segments of the tourism industry to which to market protect the children or young adult segment, ... Read More

Working with meeting & convention planners

Working with meeting & convention planners

Meeting & Convention Planners (MCPs) play a vital part of the tourism industry.   Not only do they often decide ... Read More

Tourism Safety in Jamaica: Risk, reality and a new way forward

Tourism Safety in Jamaica: Risk, reality and a new way forward

Dr. Peter Tarlow, who is leading the eTN Travel and & Tourism Safety Training Program is in Jamaica for an ... Read More

Love to everyone from an isle of many souls and one heart

Love to everyone from an isle of many souls and one heart

Jamaica is both a place and a state of mind.  Read More

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

There is little doubt that the tourism industry is facing some interesting and challenging times. Read More

From Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro: From a celebration of the profound  the frivolous and superficial

From Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro: From a celebration of the profound the frivolous and superficial

Tourism in Jerusalem and tourism in Rio de Janeiro is similar and very different. Dr. Peter Tarlow reports from ... Read More

Shalom from the city of peace: Jerusalem

Shalom from the city of peace: Jerusalem

There is an ancient Jewish belief that each soul is a special “pearl of life”’, a necklace of jewelry ... Read More

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

"A cold rain fell all day Friday here in Jerusalem, yet we turned the dreariness of the day into ... Read More

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Tourism in Israel is booming and Chanukah is a great time to visit the Jewish State. A record 3.6 million tourist ... Read More

Confronting tourism risk

Confronting tourism risk

We only have to read casually the newspapers or listen to the media to realize that tourism professionals work ... Read More

Marriott Security Breach: The Human Side of Cyber Security Breaches

Marriott Security Breach: The Human Side of Cyber Security Breaches

Marriott's Starwood Hotel Group is in the spotlight as one of the worst security breaches ever.  The State of ... Read More

Human rights and tourism:  A contemplative essay

Human rights and tourism:  A contemplative essay

In the United States, the month of November is connected to the holiday of Thanksgiving. It is a day ... Read More

Tourism Security Expert: Dealing with the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Tourism Security Expert: Dealing with the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

The recent tragic murder attack on a Pittsburgh Synagogue inspired security experts to comment on this massacre. eTN Contributor ... Read More

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a dynamic world

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a dynamic world

The tourism industry lives in a dynamic environment dependent on economic conditions, climate, political conditions and local issues. Read More

A New Beginning for Tourism, Sports, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

A New Beginning for Tourism, Sports, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

To Korea With Love. Much of the world awoke on September 18th to the hopeful news that the leaders ... Read More

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

Anyone who watches the news cannot help but be aware that the world is changing rapidly, and tourism and ... Read More

Using a tourism questionnaire: The do’s and don’ts

Using a tourism questionnaire: The do’s and don’ts

Perhaps one of the least well-understood and most used forms of tourism research is the tourism questionnaire. Read More

Creating a balanced tourism industry

Creating a balanced tourism industry

At its very essence, tourism is a business and to be a successful business there needs to be a ... Read More

Creating a Balanced Tourism Industry

Creating a Balanced Tourism Industry

Find ways to spend the least but give the most value.  For example, many governments see tourism as an easy industry to ... Read More

Marketing love and marriage in tourism

Marketing love and marriage in tourism

June is known as the month of love. In the northern hemisphere, it is also the most popular month ... Read More

The art of crowd management

The art of crowd management

In almost every form of tourism and travel there is a need for crowd management control. Anyone who has ... Read More