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Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance
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Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for ... Read More

Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest
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Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number ... Read More

Uganda Tourism  Chief: Kidnapped American tourist is safe – rescue completed
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Uganda Tourism Chief: Kidnapped American tourist is safe – rescue completed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019

An excited Lily Ajarova, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board told eTurboNews late afternoon she had very good news. " ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda
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FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National ... Read More

American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow
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American Tourist Kidnapped in Uganda: African Tourism Board in action with expert Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the ... Read More

Developing safety and security for children during travel
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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

Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation
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Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019

How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry? What can a beach destination do to regain ... Read More

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors
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African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa. ... Read More

China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism
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China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018

A fascinating country to visit is China unless you're Christian and want to celebrate Christmas Chinese style. This may be ... Read More

Tourism safety in Jamaica: Behind the current headlines of rape and cover up
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Tourism safety in Jamaica: Behind the current headlines of rape and cover up

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018

Jamaica recently emerged as one of the most progressive destinations in the world when it comes to travel tourism safety ... Read More

Why AIRBNB and UBER may not be a safe way to travel in Costa Rica
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Why AIRBNB and UBER may not be a safe way to travel in Costa Rica

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2018

Traveling to Costa Rica and staying at an AIRBNB and taking an UBER may not be a safe decision. be ... Read More

Polish tourists kidnapped, freed in Lebanon
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Polish tourists kidnapped, freed in Lebanon

editor editor- September 2, 2010

Two Polish tourists were briefly kidnapped in Lebanon's Beqaa valley on Tuesday but were freed after security forces opened fire ... Read More

Kidnapped US tourists freed in Yemen
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Kidnapped US tourists freed in Yemen

editor editor- May 26, 2010

An American couple kidnapped in Yemen have been released, government officials have said. Read More

Tourists attacked, kidnapped in Mauritania
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Tourists attacked, kidnapped in Mauritania

editor editor- November 30, 2009

NOUAKCHOTT — Three Spanish tourists were kidnapped on Sunday in northwestern Mauritania on the road linking the capital Nouakchott to ... Read More

Bodies of missing tourists found
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Bodies of missing tourists found

editor editor- June 16, 2009

The corpses of seven foreign tourists were found in Sa’ada, Yemen Monday. They were part of a group of nine ... Read More

Pakistan hunts French tourist’s kidnappers
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Pakistan hunts French tourist’s kidnappers

editor editor- May 25, 2009

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police hunted Sunday for a French tourist kidnapped in the country's restive southwest but an officer said ... Read More

Foreign tourists ‘taken in Yemen’
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Foreign tourists ‘taken in Yemen’

editor editor- April 1, 2009

Armed tribesman have abducted a couple, believed to be Dutch, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security sources say. Read More

Three German nationals kidnapped in Yemen
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Three German nationals kidnapped in Yemen

editor editor- December 17, 2008

Tribal disputes were blamed for the capture of a United Nations worker and her parents, all German nationals, in the ... Read More

Austria says no ransom was paid to free tourists
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Austria says no ransom was paid to free tourists

editor editor- November 4, 2008

VIENNA, Austria - Austria did not pay a ransom for last week's release of two tourists held for eight months ... Read More

Tourists nabbed in Egypt now in Chad
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Tourists nabbed in Egypt now in Chad

editor editor- September 29, 2008

KHARTOUM - The Sudanese army said it had killed the leader of a group that kidnapped 11 Western tourists and ... Read More

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Kidnapped tourists taken to Libya

editor editor- September 26, 2008

KHARTOUM — Bandits who kidnapped 19 tourists and Egyptians in the desert have moved them from Sudan to Libya, shadowed ... Read More

Egypt makes contact with kidnappers over tourists
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Egypt makes contact with kidnappers over tourists

editor editor- September 24, 2008

Discussions are under way involving Egypt and the abductors of 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians held captive across the ... Read More

Tourists ‘abducted’ in Egypt
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Tourists ‘abducted’ in Egypt

editor editor- September 23, 2008

Up to 15 people, including 11 foreign tourists, have been abducted in Egypt, according to the Italian foreign ministry and ... Read More

Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists
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Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists

editor editor- September 11, 2008

NAIROBI - Somali pirates hijacked yet another ship on Wednesday and a maritime group said two French tourists kidnapped at ... Read More

Somali pirates ‘kidnap tourists’
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Somali pirates ‘kidnap tourists’

editor editor- September 4, 2008

Two French citizens and their sailing boat have been seized by pirates off the Somali coast, French officials say. Read More

Vietnamese diplomat, tourists escape captors in Rio
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Vietnamese diplomat, tourists escape captors in Rio

editor editor- August 18, 2008

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Vietnamese diplomat and three Chinese tourists were kidnapped at gunpoint on their way to Rio ... Read More

Kurdish rebels release kidnapped German tourists
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Kurdish rebels release kidnapped German tourists

editor editor- July 21, 2008

Turkey's foreign ministry says Kurdish rebels have released three German tourists who were kidnapped earlier this month in the east ... Read More

PKK says kidnapped tourists well, urges Germany to back Kurds
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PKK says kidnapped tourists well, urges Germany to back Kurds

editor editor- July 15, 2008

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, said the three German tourists it kidnapped last week are well, and urged Germany ... Read More

PKK kidnaps 3 German tourists in east Turkey
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PKK kidnaps 3 German tourists in east Turkey

editor editor- July 10, 2008

ISTANBUL - Kurdish guerrillas have kidnapped three German tourists on a climbing expedition in eastern Turkey, a local governor was ... Read More

‘The Kidnappers Want Ransom for Tourists’ – Puntland Official
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‘The Kidnappers Want Ransom for Tourists’ – Puntland Official

editor editor- June 27, 2008

A security official with the Somali regional government of Puntland has said that local authorities are taking the case of ... Read More

Somali pirates kidnap four European tourists in Gulf of Aden
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Somali pirates kidnap four European tourists in Gulf of Aden

editor editor- June 25, 2008

Four European tourists were abducted by pirates from a yacht off Somali's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on June 22, ... Read More

Freed Japanese tourist arrives in Tehran
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Freed Japanese tourist arrives in Tehran

editor editor- June 16, 2008

A Japanese tourist who was released by rebels in southeastern Iran after being kidnapped in October arrived in Tehran on ... Read More

2 Japanese tourists kidnapped in Yemen: security official
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2 Japanese tourists kidnapped in Yemen: security official

editor editor- May 8, 2008

SAN'A, Yemen — Two Japanese tourists were kidnapped Wednesday by unknown assailants in Yemen's Marib province, a security official and ... Read More

Tourist kidnappers extend ultimatum, criticize Austria
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Tourist kidnappers extend ultimatum, criticize Austria

editor editor- April 9, 2008

Austria said on Tuesday it could not confirm the authenticity of another ultimatum issued by the kidnappers of two Austrian ... Read More

Austrian hostage deadline extended by week
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Austrian hostage deadline extended by week

editor editor- March 18, 2008

DUBAI — An internet statement posted in the name of Al-Qaeda on Monday said the group had extended until next ... Read More

al-Qaida: 2 Austrian tourists kidnapped
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al-Qaida: 2 Austrian tourists kidnapped

editor editor- March 11, 2008

CAIRO, Egypt — Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility for kidnapping two Austrian tourists last month in Tunisia in ... Read More

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