News articles in Safety & Security

Survey shows It's not just Reclining Seats that cause Air Rage.

(Dive Travel Business - September 1, 2014) -- Another flight in the United States was diverted over a row over reclining seats, the third such incident in around a week. "Out of an abundance of caution", Delta Air Lines said the plane’s pilot chose to divert the flight to Jacksonville Airport, which was enroute from New York La Guardia to West Palm Beach in Florida, Reuters reported.

Malaysia Government proposes Take-over and Overhaul of Malaysia Airlines

(Dive Travel Business - August 19, 2014) -- Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), has announced a formal process to take full ownership, de-list Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS), and take the carrier private before undertaking a "complete overhaul". The fund acted after the double tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 pushed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to the financial brink.

FCO Advises Increased Likelihood of Demonstrations in Egypt

(Dive Travel Business - August 12, 2014) -- According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, there is an increased likelihood of demonstrations in Cairo and across Egypt on or around Thursday 14 August. This date marks the first anniversary of violent clashes between protestors and security forces in Cairo that resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.

he atmosphere at demonstrations can change quickly and without warning. Police may use water cannon, tear gas, birdshot or live ammunition for crowd control.

(Dive Travel Business - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 -- 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.

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