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WTTC condemns Mumbai terrorist attacks

LONDON, UK - The Members of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are appalled and saddened to learn of the continuing violence in Mumbai following terrorist attacks on India's commercial and fina

Commandos battle room by room to save tourists

Indian commandos were fighting room-to-room battles last night to clear armed militants from three sites in Mumbai, including two luxury hotels, more than 24 hours after a series of devastating attack

UNWTO condemns attacks in Mumbai

MADRID, Spain – UNWTO secretary-general Francesco Frangialli has condemned the series of deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital and largest city.

Multiple attacks in Mumbai leave at least 80 dead, hostages held...

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

Terrorism kills off tourism in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT — The Saharan sand dunes are more barren than ever in Mauritania as tourists have deserted this North African desert nation following attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda last year.

Dingo fences to protect Fraser Island tourists

The Queensland government is confident new dingo fences will protect residents and visitors to Fraser Island, where a three-year-old girl was bitten in the fifth dingo attack in 12 months.

Attack on pilgrim tourists reignites Italy’s row over immigrants

A savage attack on a Dutch couple who were holidaying in Rome has revived the debate in Italy over crime and immigration.

Alpine tourists attacked by Pyrenean dogs brought in to save the...

Jean-Luc Renaud was on a mountain-walking holiday when he saw a bloodstained Belgian tourist staggering towards him.

Hoardings to tell tourists dos and don’ts

PANAJI: When in Rome, you can do as the Romans do, but in Goa you better do what the government tells you to.

Mauritania’s tourism fails to rebound following attacks

Mauritania's tourism sector has failed to rebound since a string of attacks by suspected extremist Islamic militants began last year.

Attacks on tourists up in Fiji

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.

Tourism industry suffers financial fallout after spate of attacks

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.

The croc-curious tourist who (just) got away

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."

Yemen’s tourist sector hit by al Qaeda attacks

Foreigners wander freely among the handsome stone and baked-brick houses of Sanaa's Old City, but elsewhere in Yemen al Qaeda attacks have damaged a fledgling tourism industry already hurt by tribal kidnappings.

Hadramout attack on tourists severely affected tourism in Yemen

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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