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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 Rebirth of Tourism Security Conferences

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2020

his article is an update of one published in honor of the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas International Tourism ... Read More

How Tourism should Confront Coronavirus?

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 3, 2020

The travel and tourism industry depends on visitors being able to travel freely from one location to another.  When a ... Read More

Working in a Global Tourism Market

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 9, 2020

The start of the new decade is a good time to take a deep breath and reflect upon the many ... Read More

How to travel safe in 2020? Do not panic

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 8, 2020

There are new realities this decade for travelers and the travel and tourism industry when it comes to safety and ... Read More

The Gift of Travel

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2019

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

Shalom from the Center of the World

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- November 24, 2019

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

Saint Lucia Police: Strengthening safer tourism

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 25, 2019

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

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 17, 2019

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

How to recover from a tourism crisis?

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 29, 2019

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

Tourism Businesses: Dealing with the Media

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 5, 2019

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

Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 5, 2019

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

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 29, 2019

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

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 19, 2019

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

Which Cape Cod would you visit?

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 13, 2019

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

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 4, 2019

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

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019

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

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019

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

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019

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

Developing safety and security for children during travel

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- April 2, 2019

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

Travel Marketing To and Protecting Visiting Children

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 3, 2019

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

Working with meeting & convention planners

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2019

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

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 8, 2019

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

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 3, 2019

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 19, 2018

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

Shalom from the city of peace: Jerusalem

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 9, 2018

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

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 7, 2018

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

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2018

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

Confronting tourism risk

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 3, 2018

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

Marriott Security Breach: The Human Side of Cyber Security Breaches

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 2, 2018

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

Human rights and tourism:  A contemplative essay

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- November 1, 2018

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

Tourism Security Expert: Dealing with the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 28, 2018

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

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a dynamic world

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 1, 2018

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 18, 2018

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

Developing a tourism marketing plan in a changing world

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 4, 2018

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

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

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 1, 2018

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