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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

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

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 17:45

An excited Lily Ajarova, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board told eTurboNews late afternoon she had very good news. " The rescue of the kidnapped American Tourist and her driver is ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 08:56

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday. "We will leave no stone unturned until the ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 21:14

Not only leopards were roaming Queen Elizabeth National Park today, but criminals who kidnapped an elderly American tourist in the park today, and put the well-organized travel and tourism industry ... 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

Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 05:54

How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry? What can a beach destination do to regain a reputation as a safe place for visitors? A vacation ... Read More

African pirates attack ship with Russian crew, kidnap six sailors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 23:20

The pirates attacked the Panama-flagged ship MSC Mandy with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa. According to Russia’s Maritime and River Transport agency and the ... Read More

China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 21:30

A fascinating country to visit is China unless you're Christian and want to celebrate Christmas Chinese style. This may be a dangerous undertaken. Christians all over the world are getting ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 18, 2018 07:47

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2018 17:59

Traveling to Costa Rica and staying at an AIRBNB and taking an UBER may not be a safe decision. be A body was reportedly found Monday on the Costa Rican property where ... Read More

Polish tourists kidnapped, freed in Lebanon

editor editor- September 2, 2010 03:45

Two Polish tourists were briefly kidnapped in Lebanon's Beqaa valley on Tuesday but were freed after security forces opened fire on their captors at a checkpoint, killing one of them, ... Read More

Kidnapped US tourists freed in Yemen

editor editor- May 26, 2010 02:07

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

Tourists attacked, kidnapped in Mauritania

editor editor- November 30, 2009 04:48

NOUAKCHOTT — Three Spanish tourists were kidnapped on Sunday in northwestern Mauritania on the road linking the capital Nouakchott to the city of Nouadhibou, a Spanish diplomatic source said. Read More

Bodies of missing tourists found

editor editor- June 16, 2009 07:13

The corpses of seven foreign tourists were found in Sa’ada, Yemen Monday. They were part of a group of nine visiting the northern mountain city, and were kidnapped last Thursday. Read More

Pakistan hunts French tourist’s kidnappers

editor editor- May 25, 2009 04:09

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police hunted Sunday for a French tourist kidnapped in the country's restive southwest but an officer said they still did not know who was behind the abduction. Read More

Foreign tourists ‘taken in Yemen’

editor editor- April 1, 2009 03:05

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

editor editor- December 17, 2008 03:21

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

Austria says no ransom was paid to free tourists

editor editor- November 4, 2008 04:07

VIENNA, Austria - Austria did not pay a ransom for last week's release of two tourists held for eight months by an al-Qaida affiliate in Africa, officials said Monday. Read More

Tourists nabbed in Egypt now in Chad

editor editor- September 29, 2008 05:14

KHARTOUM - The Sudanese army said it had killed the leader of a group that kidnapped 11 Western tourists and eight Egyptians on Sunday and said the hostages were now ... Read More

Kidnapped tourists taken to Libya

editor editor- September 26, 2008 03:45

KHARTOUM — Bandits who kidnapped 19 tourists and Egyptians in the desert have moved them from Sudan to Libya, shadowed by Sudanese forces who have said they will not put ... Read More

Egypt makes contact with kidnappers over tourists

editor editor- September 24, 2008 02:30

Discussions are under way involving Egypt and the abductors of 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians held captive across the frontier in Sudan, Egyptian Minister of TourismZohair Garanah said. Read More

Tourists ‘abducted’ in Egypt

editor editor- September 23, 2008 04:40

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

Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists

editor editor- September 11, 2008 04:20

NAIROBI - Somali pirates hijacked yet another ship on Wednesday and a maritime group said two French tourists kidnapped at sea a week ago were being held by gunmen demanding ... Read More

Somali pirates ‘kidnap tourists’

editor editor- September 4, 2008 04:09

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

editor editor- August 18, 2008 05:33

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Vietnamese diplomat and three Chinese tourists were kidnapped at gunpoint on their way to Rio de Janeiro's famed Christ the Redeemer statue but managed to ... Read More

Kurdish rebels release kidnapped German tourists

editor editor- July 21, 2008 04:09

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

PKK says kidnapped tourists well, urges Germany to back Kurds

editor editor- July 15, 2008 04:01

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, said the three German tourists it kidnapped last week are well, and urged Germany to end a crackdown on Kurdish groups. Read More

PKK kidnaps 3 German tourists in east Turkey

editor editor- July 10, 2008 04:08

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

‘The Kidnappers Want Ransom for Tourists’ – Puntland Official

editor editor- June 27, 2008 02:25

A security official with the Somali regional government of Puntland has said that local authorities are taking the case of four kidnapped tourists from Europe "very seriously." Read More

Somali pirates kidnap four European tourists in Gulf of Aden

editor editor- June 25, 2008 03:32

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

Freed Japanese tourist arrives in Tehran

editor editor- June 16, 2008 04:06

A Japanese tourist who was released by rebels in southeastern Iran after being kidnapped in October arrived in Tehran on Sunday, an AFP correspondent reported. He arrived at Tehran city ... Read More

2 Japanese tourists kidnapped in Yemen: security official

editor editor- May 8, 2008 04:58

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

Tourist kidnappers extend ultimatum, criticize Austria

editor editor- April 9, 2008 02:41

Austria said on Tuesday it could not confirm the authenticity of another ultimatum issued by the kidnappers of two Austrian tourists in North Africa. Austria's Foreign Ministry said experts were ... Read More

Austrian hostage deadline extended by week

editor editor- March 18, 2008 02:45

DUBAI — An internet statement posted in the name of Al-Qaeda on Monday said the group had extended until next weekend its ultimatum for the release of prisoners in exchange ... Read More

al-Qaida: 2 Austrian tourists kidnapped

editor editor- March 11, 2008 04:04

CAIRO, Egypt — Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility for kidnapping two Austrian tourists last month in Tunisia in an audio recording aired Monday on Al-Jazeera television. Read More