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MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India's financial capital, killing at least
A savage attack on a Dutch couple who were holidaying in Rome has revived the debate in Italy over crime and immigration.
Jean-Luc Renaud was on a mountain-walking holiday when he saw a bloodstained Belgian tourist staggering towards him.
Mauritania's tourism sector has failed to rebound since a string of attacks by suspected extremist Islamic militants began last year.
THE number of attacks and crimes committed on tourists while holidaying in this country has doubled in the past two years. Police spokeswoman Ema Mua said the number of tourists attacked or subjected to criminal intimidation in 2007 was 86, double that in 2006. She said police would crack down on crime to ensure a safe visit to our shores by tourists.
Mauritania is facing financial fallout in the wake of three terrorist-related attacks between December and February, with the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar Rally, investors turning away, and the halving of tourist numbers.
Crocodiles prove a stubborn exception to comfortably safe modern tourism, as one Israeli traveller in Australia's Northern territory found out. "One minute I was leaning over the boat, teasing it for a picture. The next minute it burst out of the water with incredible speed ... its jaws fully open."
The secretary-general of the Yemeni Union for Hotels and the general manager of Yemeni Hotels Company Tawfeeq al-Khamiri said the tourism sector in Yemen was severely affected by the latest terrorist attack on a Belgian tourist convoy in Doan area in Hadramout, south of Yemen, killing two Belgians and two Yemenis. He said so many reservations have been canceled after the attack.
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