News articles in Safety & Security

Egypt Beefs Up Security in Sharm El Sheikh

(Dive Travel Busines -- 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 -- 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 - 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 - 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:

Five Divers Found Alive after Crystal Bay Diving Incident in Bali

(Dive Travel Business News - February 20, 2014) -- Five members of an all-female scuba diving expedition were found alive on Monday night after the team of seven women vanished into the ocean off the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Friday Feb 14.

CDC Warns of Chikungunya Virus in the Caribbean

(Dive Travel Business -- February 12, 2014) -- A virus that causes pain so severe that patients lie groaning in bed for days has come to the Western Hemisphere and travelers should take precautions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions.

DiveAssure Introduces Unique Liveaboard Travel Insurance Rider

(Dive Travel Business -- February 10, 2014) -- DiveAssure recently introduced a unique and exclusive program that covers scenarios specific to liveaboard trips that are not covered by any other travel insurance program on the market.

(Dive Travel Business -- January 27, 2014) -- The UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice in light of recent bombings in Egypt surrounding the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising: January 25 marked the 3rd anniversary of the revolution with rival rallies in a country deeply polarised between supporters and opponents of Mubarak's successor, the deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Thai Government Announces State of Emergency in Bangkok

(Dive Travel Business News - January 21, 2014) -- Today, Thailand has announced a two-month state of emergency in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces in response to protests that have seen nine people killed and hundreds injured amid calls for the government to resign.

Tips for Traveling Safely in a Turbulent World.

(Dive Travel Business -- Dec 5, 2013) -- The year 2013 may be known as a year of travel insecurity. From airline crashes to cruise ships, international events and alerts around the world, along with terrorism threats should serve to remind all of us, that travel is never without risks. Although no one can guarantee total safety, and the tourism industry continually works to improve its security, there is and there will always be an element of risk.

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