With violence against American tourists in the news, summer travelers who usually ask, “Where should I go this year?” may be more likely to ask, “Which places should I avoid?” Here’s how to answer that question before you make plans. “There is no officially maintained list of off-limits locations,” says Ben Joelson, a director at the Chertoff Group, a security services company. If you’re worried about security, you have to do your homework. “Find out everything about your destination before you go,” says Steve Kardian, an FBI defense tactics instructor and author of the book “The New Superpower for Women: Trust Your Intuition, Predict Dangerous Situations, and Defend Yourself from the Unthinkable.” Once you arrive, “be vigilant,” advises Ana Robic, chief operating officer of personal risk services for Chubb. “It is easy to get lost in new scenery and not pay as much attention as usual,” … [Read more...] about Where in the world shouldn’t I go on vacation?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | How to Assess Security Risks While Traveling Advertisement Supported by UPDATE While we can’t predict the next crisis, preparing for the worst and taking charge of our own personal security are essential steps. ByPatrick Scott May 2, 2019 Tourists who researched security conditions in Sri Lanka before the Easter Sunday terror attacks would have found that travel advisories ranked the threat of terrorism as low. The church and hotel bombings on the island shattered that outlook, underscoring how attacks increasingly occur in But travel and risk mitigation experts insist that, while we can’t predict the next crisis, preparing for the worst and taking charge of our own personal security are essential. “Most of us are not going to end up in a terrorist attack,” said Chris Abbott, … [Read more...] about How to Assess Security Risks While Traveling
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | ‘Don’t Succumb to the Fear’: Women Share Travel Safety Tips Advertisement Supported by No woman is responsible for harassment or any other violent act against her. But experienced travelers and government agencies show how to travel as safely as possible. ByTariro Mzezewa and Lela Moore March 26, 2019 On Tuesday, Google unveiled a Doodle in honor of Chen Mao Ping, the renowned Chinese-born author known as Sanmao, on what would have been her 76th birthday. She traveled the globe and wrote of her adventures, inspiring generations of women to see the world beyond their own homes. Sanmao died in 1991 in Taiwan, but it’s not hard to imagine that while traveling she had encountered some risk, as many women who travel today do. After the publication of a New York Times article about … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t Succumb to the Fear’: Women Share Travel Safety Tips
As news filtered back to the UK of Theresa May’s arrival in Sharm el Sheikh at the weekend, many would have had a nagging feeling that they’d heard of the place before. Sharm el Sheikh, once an immensely popular Red Sea resort that offered year-round sun to UK holidaymakers, has spent nearly half a decade slipping from British vernacular, closed to our airlines and emptying of tourists. What happened in Sharm el Sheikh? In 2015, the UK Foreign Office (FCO) prohibited British airlines from flying to the southern tip of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula in the wake of the crash of a St Petersburg-bound flight shortly after take off on October 31. The loss of the Metrojet aircraft - and the lives of 224 Russian passengers and crew, after what was believed to be an on-board explosion - led to concerns of security deficiencies at Sharm el Sheikh airport, prompting the British Government to evacuate tourists from the winter sun destination. The FCO has since forbidden airlines from … [Read more...] about If the PM can fly to Sharm el Sheikh, why can’t we?
Monarch Airlines has announced that it will not resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh on October 30, as it had originally planned. This is the latest blow for the once-popular Egyptian resort, as the Foreign Office (FCO) shows no sign of changing its warnings for UK airlines not to fly to Sharm el Sheikh airport. Monarch had been selling flights for the 2016 winter season, but said that affected passengers can re-book to an alternative destination free of charge or obtain a full refund. The airline said it had received "no indication from the Government as to when the route will re-open", but is still taking bookings from 10 February through to the end of April. It will review the situation over the next few weeks. All UK airlines have currently suspended their flights to Sharm el Sheikh, with British Airways announcing earlier this year it has cancelled flights "indefinitely". Why is this happening? Sharm, which has been a staple winter sun destination for the British for … [Read more...] about When will flights return to Sharm el Sheikh? The latest travel advice