A recent study by assistance provider Europ Assistance USA has found that 31 per cent of international business travellers (or one in three) are concerned for their personal safety, while 27 per cent are anxious about potential terrorist attacks.
Germany-based quality certification company Temos has joined forces with Turkish medical assistance provider marmassistance in a strategic partnership, under which they will jointly assess private hospitals and clinics across Turkey.
Authorities in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos are clamping down on dangerous and illegal activities in the country’s popular tourist area Vang Vieng in order to promote it as a safe destination for travellers, after a number of deaths relating to alcohol and watersports.
Certain hospitals in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are reportedly going to be encouraged by the government to consider setting up profit-making facilities abroad in order to try and boost funds for the overstretched national service.
A Holland America cruise ship rescued 70 tourists from a sinking sightseeing boat in Alaska’s Glacier Bay on 19 August.
Wildfires have been raging across the southern part of the Greek island of Chios, fanned by strong winds.
A nightclub in Phuket, Thailand was devastated by fire in the early hours of 17 August, killing four and injuring 20.
There have been 15 confirmed cases of cholera in Nepal’s Kathmandu district, 13 of which have been deaths.
UKinbound, a trade organisation representing the UK’s inbound tourism business, has issued a warning to the British government not to squander the ‘goodwill’ that its £9-billion investment in the 2012 Olympics has brought to London and the rest of the UK.