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The ecology of sustainable tourism

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Israeli tourists warned of possible attacks abroad

It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday.

Police: Tourists deliberately targeted in Thai triple bombing

Malaysian tourists were among four killed and 110 wounded in multiple blasts in the insurgency-plagued Thai south, authorities said Saturday, amid concerns that foreigners were targeted.

Kashgar tourism affected by attacks

KASHGAR, Xinjiang - Rouzwaikam, a handicraft seller, sat with a bored look Thursday noon in front of his stall on a street behind the Id Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China and a must-see for tour

Zimbabwe tourist lodges targeted by militants

As Zimbabwe tried to spruce up its tourism image, militants of President Robert Mugabe's party launched raids at boating clubs and tourism lodges on the shores of the capital's main fishing and leisur

CAIR asks that assault on NY imam be prosecuted as hate...

NEW YORK - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today called on the Manhattan District Attorney's office to prosecute an alleged bias-motivated attack on an imam

Tourists attacked, robbed in Bermuda hotels

In two separate attacks on Sunday morning three visitors were robbed in their hotel rooms.

British tourists warned about aggressive mountain cows

British tourists have reportedly been warned to avoid a group of aggressive mountain cows who have attacked ramblers in the Pyrenees.

Thugs menace Rome’s tourist spots in wave of violence

On the surface, the good times returned to the Coming Out bar in Rome last week.

Thaksin is in the same league as Bin Laden and responsible...

ETN received this letter from a known member of the Thai travel industry. ETN respects not to disclose the identity of this long-time eTN reader.

Minister: Church attacks threatening Malaysia’s tourism

RAUB - The Tourism Ministry fears that attempts of arson on several churches in the country may threaten its tourism industry's growth.

Attack sites draw tourists, inspire music, comics

MUMBAI - Fancy a painting depicting the horror of last November's attacks in Mumbai?

Second attack on foreign tourists in Belgrade

Australian tourists became the target of attacks by Serb extremists in the center of Belgrade. One man suffered light head wounds and was hospitalized.

Tourists warned to steer clear of Asian hornets in France

The bee-eating hornets, instantly recognisable by their yellow feet, are rapidly spreading round France and entomologists fear that they will eventually cross the Channel and arrive in Britain.

Deadly attacks on tourists bring death sentence for six Yemenies

SANAA - A Yemeni court sentenced six men to death on Tuesday for attacks that killed nine Spanish and Belgian tourists over the past two years.

Komodo dragon attacks terrorize Indonesia villages

KOMODO ISLAND, Indonesia – Komodo dragons have shark-like teeth and poisonous venom that can kill a person within hours of a bite.

Cruise lines weigh tougher response to pirate threat near Somalia

Passengers on MSC Cruises' Melody were partying under the starry midnight sky when armed pirates in a small speedboat attacked their luxury cruise liner last month in the Indian Ocean, and attempted t

Yemen arrests six suspects for attack on Koreans

Yemeni security forces arrested six suspects for an attack this month that killed four South Korean tourists, Agence France-Presse reported, citing the Yemeni Interior Ministry.

Germany discourages cruise travel in pirate attack area

As a German frigate began an anti-piracy mission today in the Gulf of Aden, a top German official had some blunt words for cruise operators hoping to sail through the dangerous waterway.

Mumbai hotels, in spotlight after attacks, struggle to recover

As the Mumbai hotels struck in last month’s terrorist attacks prepare to reopen after three weeks of repairs, competitors across the nation’s financial capital are bracing for more sustained damag

Countries tone down travel advisories, India hopes for tourism revival

New Delhi - Even as India continues to remain on a high alert, a number of countries, which had issued grim travel advisories to their citizens in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks in Mumb

Maritime expert: More pirate attacks on cruise ships to come

The brazen pirate attack this week on a cruise ship in the Gulf of Aden wasn't a fluke, and the cruise industry should brace itself for growing problems in the region, says a leading expert on the top

India attack spurs tighter tourism security

American officials and security experts say the deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai will undoubtedly cause Western-style hotels and tourist spots around the world to beef up their safeguards.

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.