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Author: Dr. Peter E. Tarlow

Dr. 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/

Looking Back at The Year that Wasn’t

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 5, 2021 03:47

Possible future travel and tourism trends - What might appear logical today might be invalid tomorrow. Tourism professionals need to rethink what they are selling - Freebies will reign supreme. ... Read More

Can a multi-cultural industry such as tourism be inclusive?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 25, 2020 21:52

In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet the playwright places into the mouth of his leading character, Juliet, the declarative or rhetorical question: “What’s in a name? That which we ... Read More

How to re-enchant tourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 6, 2020 20:50

With the now real potential for a vaccine we can begin to this about tourism post the pandemic.  After Covid-19 becomes a tragic chapter in the history of tourism industry ... Read More

What about Travel Security once we have gone beyond Covid-19

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- November 1, 2020 20:01

In today’s very politically and economically unstable world the tourism and hospitality industries have no choice but to be sensitive to the needs of security and safety (S&S), and to ... Read More

Making and Selling Memories in a Time of Too Few Good Memories

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 1, 2020 14:04

Throughout the northern hemisphere, October begins to set the stage for the winter months. Its tourism leaders think about travel during the winter months and although they know that weather ... Read More

Dealing with Difficult Customers and Situations in a Post-Pandemic World

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 1, 2020 23:29

Traditionally in most of the northern hemisphere the month of September is called the "dog days" of summer.  The name derives from the fact that it is often too hot ... Read More

Travel Rage in a Time of a Pandemics

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 3, 2020 07:49

During the last decade, tourism officials have noted the evolution of various types of anger among those in the general public and especially among those in the traveling public.  This anger ... Read More

Tourism Business Plan in an Age of Pandemics 

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- July 2, 2020 01:16

Traditionally, the summer months are a great time to see where one’s business is headed and what future challenges it will have. In this period of rebuilding after so much ... Read More

The Road to Recovery: The Rebirth of Tourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2020 00:32

During the last three months, the travel and tourism industry around much of the world for the most part came to an almost complete halt. Three months later we now ... Read More

After the Virus Passes: Travel Tips for Tourism Professionals

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 1, 2020 21:40

During the last three months, tourism has basically come to a halt. Organizations and businesses cancelled meetings one after another, hotels suffered from low to no occupancy, airlines faced their ... Read More

In an Age of Pandemics Why Some Tourism Industries Fail

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- April 2, 2020 22:03

This last month has not been easy for the travel and tourism industry. The industry has been rocked with an unstable stock market, oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster, and ... Read More

How is lock down in Middle America? College Station, Texas

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 25, 2020 05:28

In 1985 the great Colombian noble prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez published his world-famous book: “El amor en los tiempos del cólera”.  Spanish speakers immediately caught the title’s irony, lost ... Read More

Expert Plan released for Tourism Survival after Coronavirus

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 19, 2020 23:56

Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism has plenty of detailed expert recommendation for anyone planning to restart their destination or tourism business after Coronavirus. Dr. Tarlow published an article entitled “How ... Read More

How the Next Pandemic May Impact the World’s Tourism Industry seen in 2009

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 19, 2020 23:48

In 2009 during the height of the H1N1  Dr. Peter Tarlow published an article entitled “How the Next Pandemic May Impact the World’s Tourism Industry”   Dr. Tarlow is a Medical ... Read More

Working in the Travel Industry during Coronavirus: Turning Overtourism to Undertourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 16, 2020 15:43

Overtourism was a big talking point just a month ago. Today under tourism is the biggest threat to many travel and tourism-dependent economies. There is no doubt that people working ... Read More

The Rebirth of Tourism Security Conferences

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2020 21:05

his article is an update of one published in honor of the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas International Tourism Security and Safety Conference. The 27th conference will be "reborn" ... Read More

How Tourism should Confront Coronavirus?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 3, 2020 03:04

The travel and tourism industry depends on visitors being able to travel freely from one location to another.  When a health crisis occurs, especially one for which currently there is ... Read More

Working in a Global Tourism Market

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 9, 2020 03:13

The start of the new decade is a good time to take a deep breath and reflect upon the many changes and challenges that have occurred in the last decade ... Read More

How to travel safe in 2020? Do not panic

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 8, 2020 17:45

There are new realities this decade for travelers and the travel and tourism industry when it comes to safety and security. Tourism is the ability to enjoy traveling and visiting ... Read More

The Gift of Travel

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2019 00:30

December is a month for the giving of gifts. It is also a time to motivate employees during a season not only of joy but also for many a time ... Read More

Shalom from the Center of the World

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- November 24, 2019 03:24

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

Saint Lucia Police: Strengthening safer tourism

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 25, 2019 03:08

In the Eastern Caribbean, it is the rainy season. Even when the sun vibrantly shines, the air is heavy with moisture. The intermittent rains create lush tropical forests, and they ... Read More

A Safer Jamaica Travel Destination: Where it stands?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- October 17, 2019 02:59

A safer Jamaica holiday destination is the key to a better tourism export and a more engaged and happy population. This is true for the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica ... Read More

How to recover from a tourism crisis?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 29, 2019 23:27

Terror, tsunami, hurricanes had attacked the travel and tourism industry in many visitors -destinations around the world. The recent devastating hurricane that struck the Bahamas in September is one more ... Read More

Tourism Businesses: Dealing with the Media

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 5, 2019 02:47

Almost all tourism businesses, be they attractions, Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), regional or national tourism offices, or travel providers have to deal with the media. Tourism businesses and offices ... Read More

Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 5, 2019 02:30

In our ongoing travels though Portugal with the Center for Latino-Jewish relations we visit the country’s "northern inland.” We visited such cities as Trancoso and Belmonte, the “heart” of Jewish ... Read More

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 29, 2019 02:07

This trip has been different from most of my trips. Normally I travel to a location to work on issues of tourism security, but this trip to Portugal is special. ... Read More

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 19, 2019 00:40

Along with its elegant landscaping, this is a land of ideal summer temperatures, ranging between lows of about 60 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) to highs of 78 degrees (24 ... Read More

Which Cape Cod would you visit?

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 13, 2019 03:51

In reality there are two Cape Cods. One Cape Cod is a tourist Mecca. It is a place of fine dining, fish and chips, outdoor theaters, and elegant fabulous homes ... Read More

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

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 4, 2019 20:34

Mass-shootings in El Paso or Dayton will harm the travel and tourism industry in the States of Texas and Ohio. A domestic terror attack may taint the image of the ... Read More

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot from Mexicali

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 9, 2019 19:10

It is a cool 98 degrees today.  For this part of the desert this is cool and it reminds us of Shavuot of the miseries of our forty years in Sinai. ... Read More

Tourism Marketing for the summer months

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- June 3, 2019 22:20

With June’s arrival, tourism professionals should have begun to think about the summer months. In much of the world, these coming months are high season. These can also be months ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently on the tropical island ... Read More

Developing safety and security for children during travel

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- April 2, 2019 00:28

Safety and security are always a concern of the travel industry, no matter who the traveler might be. A major issue when dealing with children is their safety and security. ... Read More

Travel Marketing To and Protecting Visiting Children

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- March 3, 2019 17:38

One of the most difficult segments of the tourism industry to which to market protect the children or young adult segment, In reality, this segment breaks down into at least four sub-segments, and each ... Read More

Working with meeting & convention planners

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- February 4, 2019 21:50

Meeting & Convention Planners (MCPs) play a vital part of the tourism industry.   Not only do they often decide what community will receive a lucrative convention but their opinions also ... Read More