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Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana
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Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti ... 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

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral
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US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow
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SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and ... Read More

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP
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African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019

African Tourism Board Safety and Security expert Dr. Peter Tarlow reminded all ATB members, security incidents around the world once ... 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

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel
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US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be ... Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia
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Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to ... Read More

Foreign tourist kidnapped, raped, robbed in Rio de Janeiro
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Foreign tourist kidnapped, raped, robbed in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- April 2, 2013

SAO PAULO, Brazil- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police ... Read More

Czech tourists kidnapping: no contact established with kidnappers
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Czech tourists kidnapping: no contact established with kidnappers

editor editor- March 18, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Two Czech women were kidnapped in Pakistan as they traveled to India by bus in Pakistan's southwestern ... Read More

British tourist kidnapped in Ukraine, rescued by elite special ops
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British tourist kidnapped in Ukraine, rescued by elite special ops

editor editor- March 12, 2013

The man, who has not been identified, was said to be "safe and well" after his ordeal in the industrial ... Read More

The real price of virtual kidnappings
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The real price of virtual kidnappings

editor editor- March 9, 2013

A man travels to Mexico on business. During his trip, his wife receives a call from her husband’s cell phone. ... Read More

Bedouin tribesmen release kidnapped British tourists
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Bedouin tribesmen release kidnapped British tourists

editor editor- March 8, 2013

CAIRO, Egypt - Two British tourists in southern Sinai have been freed just hours after their kidnapping, an Egyptian military ... Read More

Case resolved after eTN Readers made urgent appeal to find missing cousin in Peru
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Case resolved after eTN Readers made urgent appeal to find missing cousin in Peru

editor editor- February 27, 2013

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. The American couple that had gone missing in Peru has been found safe, Peru's Ministry of Tourism ... Read More

Islamist militants take kidnapped French tourists to Nigeria
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Islamist militants take kidnapped French tourists to Nigeria

editor editor- February 21, 2013

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Kidnappers in Cameroon have taken seven French tourists across the border into neighbouring Nigeria after seizing them ... Read More

Kidnapped tourists freed in Ecuador
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Kidnapped tourists freed in Ecuador

editor editor- October 1, 2012

Two female tourists kidnapped in the north-eastern Ecuador, near the border with Colombia, have been freed. Read More

Bedouin tribesmen kidnap two American tourists in Sinai
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Bedouin tribesmen kidnap two American tourists in Sinai

editor editor- July 14, 2012

CAIRO, Egypt - Bedouin tribesmen, seeking the release of an imprisoned kinsman, kidnapped two U.S. tourists in the Sinai Peninsula ... Read More

US tourists kidnapped in Egypt released unharmed
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US tourists kidnapped in Egypt released unharmed

editor editor- June 1, 2012

CAIRO, Egypt - Two American tourists who were kidnapped early Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released unharmed, a ... Read More

US citizen abducted in Benin
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US citizen abducted in Benin

editor editor- May 29, 2012

A U.S. citizen has been kidnapped in the West African nation of Benin, a U.S. State Department official said Sunday. Read More

Maoists refuse to release kidnapped Italian tourist
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Maoists refuse to release kidnapped Italian tourist

editor editor- April 7, 2012

The Maoist group holding an Italian hostage on Friday rejected the Orissa government's offer to free prisoners and threatened to ... Read More

Kidnappers set conditions for release of abducted Italian tourists
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Kidnappers set conditions for release of abducted Italian tourists

editor editor- March 19, 2012

NEW DELHI, India - The whereabouts of two Italian tourists kidnapped by Maoists from the Daringbadi area of Odisha's Kandhamal ... Read More

Bedouin gunmen kidnap Brazilian tourists in Sinai
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Bedouin gunmen kidnap Brazilian tourists in Sinai

editor editor- March 19, 2012

Egypt's security sources say that two Brazilian visitors traveling through Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Sunday have been abducted after a ... Read More

Disappearing travelers
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Disappearing travelers

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- February 23, 2012

This article is not a review of a destination that has lost track of its core marketing strategies or a ... Read More

Gunmen kidnap 3 Korean tourists, local guide in Sinai Peninsula
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Gunmen kidnap 3 Korean tourists, local guide in Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- February 11, 2012

Egyptian security chief for the Sinai Peninsula Major-General Mohammed Naguib announced on Friday that armed tribesmen had kidnapped three Korean ... Read More

Ethiopian bandits: Kidnapped German tourists are OK
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Ethiopian bandits: Kidnapped German tourists are OK

editor editor- January 24, 2012

An Ethiopian rebel group says it has kidnapped two German tourists and two Ethiopians, adding that they are safe, in ... Read More

Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector
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Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector

editor editor- October 1, 2011

A range of sources in Mombasa and Nairobi report that a second tourist kidnapping has taken place, this time at ... Read More

Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping
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Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping

editor editor- September 8, 2011

Following the story on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News website on September 5, 2011, regarding the Chandlers' piracy hostage ... Read More

Masked gunmen abduct seven Estonian tourists in Lebanon
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Masked gunmen abduct seven Estonian tourists in Lebanon

editor editor- March 24, 2011

Lebanese security sources say that masked gunmen today kidnapped seven Estonian tourists who were cycling in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. Read More

Two Sudanese jailed over tourist kidnapping
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Two Sudanese jailed over tourist kidnapping

editor editor- January 7, 2010

KHARTOUM - Two Sudanese men who kidnapped a group of tourists in Egypt's southern desert have each been jailed for ... Read More

Congo goes back to its bad self?
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Congo goes back to its bad self?

editor editor- August 27, 2009

Armed personnel from the DR Congo have over the last weekend again perpetrated a raid into Ugandan waters in Lake ... Read More

Tijuana tourism halved by kidnapping scares
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Tijuana tourism halved by kidnapping scares

editor editor- March 7, 2008

A wave of kidnappings in Mexico has halved the number of tourists visiting the country's most famous popular destination and ... Read More

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