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No matter where you go -- whether across the globe or across your state/province -- you need to keep eyes open & wits about you. We discuss destinations, measures, techniques -- anything that will help you get back home safe & sound!

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Comment by Darryl Musick on May 5, 2011 at 10:06pm

Ciudad Juarez comes to mind.

 

Comment by David Paul Appell on May 5, 2011 at 7:36pm

Hi Bob -- it was Peter Moss, 59, a British writer known especially for his travel pieces for The Jewish Chronicle.

That horrific incident aimed at tourists, plus the concern about travel safety in the aftermath of bin Laden's killing, means this is an especially good time to start thinking about these issues -- even though, as I alluded to below, what most travelers grapple with is really more the day-to-day crime found in many places. 

 

Say, I have a question: has anyone here been to a destination that they would flatly advise against visiting because of lack of security, high crime, etc?

Comment by Robert Haru Fisher on May 5, 2011 at 7:17pm
I have been writing about travel health and safety on www.frommers.com for several years now and am glad to see this group getting started. I recall that years ago, an esteemed colleague advised me not to write about travel health and safety, as it was "too negative." But we can thank the late Osama bin Laden for making the topics important and I am sure they will continue to be so for years to come. David, I am curious to know who was the travel writer killed in Marrakesh. I haven't heard of a colleague dying in line of duty, so to speak, since the jet crash in Antarctica long ago.
Comment by Peter Tarlow on May 5, 2011 at 9:58am

Please send me your email address and I will send you all the information. My email is ptarlow@tourismandmore.com

 

Comment by David Paul Appell on May 5, 2011 at 9:56am
Peter, is there a web site with more info on the St. Kitts conference?  What will be the topics/themes being focused on?
Comment by Peter Tarlow on May 5, 2011 at 8:21am
The  XVIII Annual Las Vegas International Tourism Security Conference will be next week. If interested please contact me, Peter Tarlow at <ptarlow@tourismandmore.com>  At the end of May there will be a second conference in St. Kitts. Once again contact me and i will send you the information.
Comment by David Paul Appell on May 4, 2011 at 7:30pm

Last week's terrorist bombing of a Marrakesh café -- in which, I might add, one of our travel writer colleagues died -- demonstrates more than ever that people have to take greater care when traveling. In that case, of course, there's no way they could've known to avoid being at the wrong place at the wrong time, but most of the safety/security issues most travelers face can be greatly ameliorated by preparation and awareness.

 

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