News articles in Safety & Security

(Dive Travel Business News.com - July 22, 2014) -- The captain of a boat carrying seven Japanese women during a scuba diving accident has appeared in court in Bali accused of negligence.

The accident left two divers dead after seven divers failed to return to their dive boat off of Nusa Lembongan on February 14, 2014. After a 3-day search, the five others were found clinging to a rocky outcrop almost 19 miles from where they started their dive. The five survivors were found in the Manta Point area off Nusa Penida, a small island south-east of Bali.

German Tourists Abducted off Sabah, located in the Philippines

(Dive Travel Business News.com - July 18, 2014) -- Two German tourists who have been missing for three months had been abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and were being held “unharmed” by the al-Qaida-linked gunmen in the jungle in the southern Philippines, security officials said Thursday.

(Dive Travel Business News.com - July 14, 2014) -- Tourists are being urged to avoid several islands off the coast of Malaysia after heavily armed gunmen stormed a dive resort, killing a policeman and kidnapping another.

The raid at the Mabul Water Bungalows Resort on Mabul, off the east coast of Sabah, was the latest in a string of attacks in the region.

Thai Curfew Lifted by General of the Thai Army as Peace Restored

(Dive Travel Business News.com - June 17, 2014) --On Friday June 13, the nighttime curfew imposed last month by the Thai Army on locals and visitors alike when the Thai Army took control from the government was lifted across the country by the coup leader of the Thai Royal Army.

DiveAssure Adds New Benefits for Divers who Travel More than 2x per Year.

(Dive Travel Business News.com - May 21, 2014) -- DiveAssure, an industry leader in dive-travel insurance for over a decade, has recently added several new insurance benefits to its annual multi-trip dive-travel insurance program. Now more than ever the DiveAssure Deluxe Multi-Trip Travel Program is the best option on the market for divers who travel more than twice per year.

How to Create a Media Plan in Case of A Tourism Crisis

(Dive Travel Business News.com - April 29, 2014) -- The tourism industry is highly vulnerable to crises be they man made or nature made, be these crises of a political, health or natural variety. Almost since the start of modern tourism, tourism professionals have had to take into account that the media devotes a great deal of time and space to disasters, especially if these disasters result in the loss of life, cause suffering, and produce some form of economic damage.

Egypt Beefs Up Security in Sharm El Sheikh

(Dive Travel Busines News.com -- Friday March 21, 2014) -- CAIRO, Egypt - According to a new report, Egypt has seen a 28 per cent drop in tourists so far this year, when compared to 2013 figures.   One of the biggest losses was from the Asia and Pacific markets, with 42 per cent less visitors venturing to Egypt than during the same period last year.

The country's tourism sector accounts for roughly nine per cent of GDP, but has experienced several setbacks since President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in the social upheaval that marked 2011.

Three Thai Liveaboards Sink in Three Weeks

(Dive Travel Business News.com -- March 3, 2014) -- The Phuket News reports that three live-aboard dive boats have sunk in three weeks off Thailand during January and February 2014.

Four Killed During Antigovernment Rallies in Thailand

(Dive Travel Business News.com - February 26, 2014) -- The Tourism Authority of Thailand 's consistent message during the political upheaval in Bangkok has been that the protests are a local affair, concentrated in a number of sites, well away from the city's most popular tourist attractions.

But all that changed over the weekend when four people were killed, including three children, and more than 50 injured at antigovernment protests in Thailand over the weekend as the country’s protracted power struggle gave rise to more violence.

(Dive Travel Business News.com - Feb 24, 2014) -- With peak Caribbean dive season upon us, it’s important to make sure your clients are prepared for emergencies when traveling. Below are a few tips to pass along to your customers:

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