Tag: arrest

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... Read More

Organizing the rape of children: A lucrative tourism business for former Israeli soldier

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:25

Tourists travel to Colombia often loo0king for drugs and to rape children. This is a  very dark side of tourism. Sexual exploitation and trafficking of children is widespread in many ... Read More

Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

UK Foreign Office urged to update UAE travel warnings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:20

British legal group Detained in Dubai has urged the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its UAE travel warnings to UK tourists in an open letter penned by ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum. That's ... Read More

African Game Rangers: Key conservation tourism partners in stress

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 6, 2019 03:03

Wildlife is the leading tourist attraction and source of tourist revenue in Africa other than rich historical and cultural heritage the continent has been endowed with. Wildlife photographic safaris attract ... Read More

Taiwanese spy targets Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida with malicious software

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 21:34

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is a luxury property and travel club owned by U.S. President Trump. The resort was the possible scene of an attempted spy attack on the United ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:17

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, media reports say. Temer took the office in 2016 after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff ... Read More

Turkish suspect in Utrecht terrorist attack arrested

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 22:42

Utrecht's police chief has confirmed that the 37-year-old Turkish suspect in the deadly shooting on a tram in the Netherlands has been arrested. Gökmen Tanis was arrested after a major ... Read More

Cardiac Arrest took PATA Life Member: Alwin Zecha, Founder Pacific Leisure Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 04:08

The funeral of Alwin Zecha, chairman and founder of Pacific Leisure Group, was held at Saturday at Rangsit Methodist Church and Crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand The Travel and Tourism industry ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions with some areas having ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

US Immigration: Grammy-nominated US rapper illegal alien and convicted felon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 16:15

A US recording artist, who's been long considered to be a homegrown Atlanta talent, has been taken into custody by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which said he is ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department issued the Level 4 red ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 17:20

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of American tourists that had paid for a 15-day safari in ... Read More

Suspicious baggage leads to arrest of Vietnam poachers on Thailand trips

editor editor- January 23, 2019 02:38

New findings from a three-month investigation reveal professional gangs were dispatched across Thailand’s borders to target the Kingdom’s wild tigers. Freeland congratulates Thai authorities for making this discovery and arresting ... Read More

US Government shut down: Hawaiian Kingdom separatist group storms building to take over

editor editor- January 18, 2019 01:34

Hawaii doesn’t need a US Federal Government. This is the opinion of a separatist group named the Kingdom of Atooi that stormed the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu today ... Read More

FBI arrests Islamic terrorist planning attack on the White House

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019 03:51

A Georgia man, Hasher Jallal Taheb, accused of planning to use an anti-tank rocket and explosives to commit terrorist attacks on the White House and federal buildings in the Washington ... Read More

Execution Tourism: The next trending niche?

editor editor- January 15, 2019 02:59

Alcatraz East Crime Museum will capitalize on execution tourism with a Ted Bundy display for the 30th anniversary of the serial killer’s execution. Read More

Seven killed at a Playa del Carmen bar in a low income neighborhood

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 20:18

Mexican tourism officials had been working hard to make Mexican tourist destinations safe. The message remains tourists are safe in Mexico and not the target of drug cartel-related attacks. Playa del ... Read More

Four people injured in New Year’s Eve car-ramming attack in Germany

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019 18:10

A man plowed his car into a crowd on New Year’s Eve in Germany, gravely injuring at least four pedestrians in what German police called "targeted attack". “At least 4 ... Read More

American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 16:30

Public relations center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said on Monday that FSB has detained US citizen in Moscow 'on suspicion of ... Read More

Swiss – Spanish Citizen involved in beheading tourists in Morocco?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 00:33

The mastermind and teacher who helped ISIS members in Morocco to kill and later beheaded 2 tourists from Denmark and Norway may be a dual citizen of Switzerland and Spain. ... Read More

Thailand Tourism Safety Image in question?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 10:53

A conflict between FIFA, Australia, and Bahrain on a human rights and an asylum case for involving a pro football star Hakeem AlAraibi wanted by his home country Bahrain may ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Guam’s hidden gem

editor editor- February 15, 2017 05:31

Ague Cove on Guam is not for the faint of heart. The trail is a moderate hike down in dry weather, but can be slippery during and after rain. Read More

Canadian tourist arrested in Cambodia on child sex charges

editor editor- May 4, 2013 02:45

A Canadian tourist is awaiting trial in Cambodia after being arrested on child-prostitution charges. Read More