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Protecting soft targets in tourism

With the onset of the summer travel season in much of the world June is a good time to ask ourselves how well we are protecting our tourism sites.

Tourism security as a marketing tool

Tourism security professionals and managers often (and justly) complain that they are considered expendable due to the fact that the other parts of the tourism industry perceive them as adding nothing

The economic threat to the travel and tourism industry

When historians of modern tourism write about tourism in the first decade of the twenty-first century they will most likely see it as one of continual trials and challenges.

Dealing with event and festival security: Part 2

Last month Tourism Tidbits focused on some of the key security planning stages for festivals and events.

Dealing with festival security: Part 1 (the planning stage)

The summer and fall months are often filled with festivals and out-of-doors events. These can be wonderful opportunities to showcase a community and to produce added revenue.

Developing employee loyalty

Everyone seems to want loyal employees, yet few tourism businesses seem to know how to win this loyalty. In fact tourism is known for high employee turnover, low pay, and often capricious management. It is a mistake to overlook the fact that employee-employer relations often impact the tourism experience and may become a major form of positive or negative marketing.