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Canadians rescued by SWAT and safe after abduction in Ghana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 08:05

National Security Operatives  in Ghana completed an operation which successfully rescued the two Canadian women recently abducted in the Ashanti Region. The operation was conducted in the early hours of ... 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

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

African Tourism Board Safety and Travel Security Expert Statement on TOPP

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 22:19

African Tourism Board Safety and Security expert Dr. Peter Tarlow reminded all ATB members, security incidents around the world once again underline the need for African nations to promote and provide ... 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

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019 23:41

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be reconsidered due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets ... Read More

Foreign tourist kidnapped, raped, robbed in Rio de Janeiro

editor editor- April 2, 2013 06:46

SAO PAULO, Brazil- A female foreign tourist was kidnapped, raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, police said, highlighting security concerns in the Brazilian city that will ... Read More

Czech tourists kidnapping: no contact established with kidnappers

editor editor- March 18, 2013 04:33

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

British tourist kidnapped in Ukraine, rescued by elite special ops

editor editor- March 12, 2013 09:16

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

The real price of virtual kidnappings

editor editor- March 9, 2013 07:39

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

Bedouin tribesmen release kidnapped British tourists

editor editor- March 8, 2013 08:48

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

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

editor editor- February 27, 2013 04:50

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

Islamist militants take kidnapped French tourists to Nigeria

editor editor- February 21, 2013 08:49

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

Kidnapped tourists freed in Ecuador

editor editor- October 1, 2012 05:02

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

editor editor- July 14, 2012 07:50

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

US tourists kidnapped in Egypt released unharmed

editor editor- June 1, 2012 06:07

CAIRO, Egypt - Two American tourists who were kidnapped early Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released unharmed, a U.S. State Department spokesman said, citing Egyptian officials. Read More

US citizen abducted in Benin

editor editor- May 29, 2012 07:04

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

editor editor- April 7, 2012 01:46

The Maoist group holding an Italian hostage on Friday rejected the Orissa government's offer to free prisoners and threatened to take the “extreme step” if its demands were not met ... Read More

Kidnappers set conditions for release of abducted Italian tourists

editor editor- March 19, 2012 10:35

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

Bedouin gunmen kidnap Brazilian tourists in Sinai

editor editor- March 19, 2012 07:10

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

Disappearing travelers

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- February 23, 2012 05:28

This article is not a review of a destination that has lost track of its core marketing strategies or a switch of consumer loyalty from one resort to another. Read More

Gunmen kidnap 3 Korean tourists, local guide in Sinai Peninsula

editor editor- February 11, 2012 06:07

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

Ethiopian bandits: Kidnapped German tourists are OK

editor editor- January 24, 2012 09:38

An Ethiopian rebel group says it has kidnapped two German tourists and two Ethiopians, adding that they are safe, in good health and could be released unharmed. Read More

Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya’s tourism sector

editor editor- October 1, 2011 14:44

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

Seychelles clarifies facts of Chandler pirate kidnapping

editor editor- September 8, 2011 02:59

Following the story on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News website on September 5, 2011, regarding the Chandlers' piracy hostage incident, the Seychelles High Level Committee on Piracy wou Read More

Masked gunmen abduct seven Estonian tourists in Lebanon

editor editor- March 24, 2011 03:43

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

editor editor- January 7, 2010 04:07

KHARTOUM - Two Sudanese men who kidnapped a group of tourists in Egypt's southern desert have each been jailed for 20 years, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Read More

Congo goes back to its bad self?

editor editor- August 27, 2009 09:30

Armed personnel from the DR Congo have over the last weekend again perpetrated a raid into Ugandan waters in Lake Albert, breaking previous agreements over the ownership of Rukwanzi Island. Read More

Tijuana tourism halved by kidnapping scares

editor editor- March 7, 2008 04:53

A wave of kidnappings in Mexico has halved the number of tourists visiting the country's most famous popular destination and left foreigners working in the country terrified for their families. Read More