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Worldwide: Captive Sea Turtles May Pose Health Risks to Humans

Date: February 13th, 2013 | No Comments

A recent report warns tourists not to touch—or eat—sea turtles raised in captivity, as they may pose serious health risks to humans. An extensive case study performed at a large turtle farm in Grand Cayman found that captive turtles, including those raised for food, carry bacteria, fungi and parasites that can be readily transmitted to [read more]

Worldwide: Guests Advised to Purchase Trip Insurance

Date: January 25th, 2012 | No Comments

January is one of the busier months for cruise enthusiasts, but this season travel agents have been fielding more questions regarding safety and liability in light of the recent Costa Concordia tragedy. Statistically speaking, cruising is one of the safest forms of travel, but cruise lines take no chances in terms of liability. Under most [read more]

World Wide: State Department Issues Supplementary Alert Marking 9/11 Anniversary

Date: September 13th, 2011 | No Comments

The 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is a stark reminder of national tragedy and vulnerability. Though no specific threats have been identified from al-Qa’ida or its affiliates and allies to attack the United States or its citizens, the U.S. State Department has issued a reminder of the threat that those [read more]

Worldwide: Traffic Accidents Top Cause of Death for American Tourists

Date: May 2nd, 2007 | No Comments

When traveling abroad, Americans worry about disease, terrorism, robbers with guns, but one thing that seldom concerns them is dying in a traffic accident. It turns out that such accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans traveling overseas. U.S. State Department data analyzed by the Make Roads Safe Campaign show that about one-third [read more]

Podcast: April 19, 2006

Date: April 19th, 2006 | No Comments

Listen to Larry’s World Travel Watch report by clicking on the button that says “podomatic” at the end of this [read more]

Worldwide: United Computer Glitch Grounds Thousands

Date: November 21st, 2012 | No Comments

Thousands of United Airlines passengers around the globe were stranded Nov. 15 when half of the airline’s 5,500 daily flights were cancelled or delayed due to a computer outage. United merged with Continental last spring, and this is the third time since June that the company has experienced a major issue with its integrated computer [read more]

Worldwide: Retaliation Concerns over al-Awlaki Killing

Date: October 8th, 2011 | No Comments

After the killing of U.S.-Yemeni citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert for American citizens due to fears of retaliation. Al-Awlaki was the external operations leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and his death, though a major blow to the operations of al-Qaida in the area, could possibly [read more]

Worldwide Road Risks: Traffic Accidents Are Top Tourist Death Risk

Date: October 13th, 2010 | No Comments

Not surprisingly, the number one risk to tourists throughout the world is not terrorism or disease or natural disasters, but road travel. According to the FIA Foundation, a British road safety organization, tourist deaths by vehicle accident are estimated to be about 25,000 annually, with the likelihood of higher numbers in the future. Bad roads, [read more]

Worldwide Security: U.S. State Department Cautions Travelers

Date: June 14th, 2006 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued its public announcement cautioning about the continuing threat of terrorist actions and other violence against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. The announcement cited the recent uproar over the publication in the Western press of caricatures of Mohammed as an example of how demonstrations and violence can take place with little [read more]

Podcast: April 12, 2006

Date: April 12th, 2006 | No Comments

Listen to Larry’s World Travel Watch report by clicking on the button that says “podomatic” at the end of this [read more]

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