Travel & Tourism Safety
Tourism Security: A tool for Economic Development
by Dr. Peter Tarlow
- Introduction to Tourism Security
- The Relationship between Tourism Security and the Economy
- Hotel and Motel Security
- Risk and Crisis Management
- Public Gathering Places
- Aquatic Tourism
- Tourism Security Legal Issues
- Case Studies – Four Tourism Cities
- Effective Communication and Media Outreach
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Training Your Police:
Tourism Oriented Policing (TOPs), how it works and why it is essential for a viable tourism industry.
- Getting On Board: Helping Your Police and Other City Employees to be Part of the Tourism Industry.
- Marketing to the Baby-boom Generation, Generation X and beyond.
- New Trends in Tourism Marketing and International Tourism.
- When the Market is Tight and the Economy Is Slow: New Ideas in Marketing.
- Developing a Successful Agricultural and Rural Tourism Industry.
- Something from Nothing: The Art of Creating New Attractions.
- Tourism Ethics: Linking the Wisdom of Moses to Your Tourism Product.
- Understanding Tourism Statistics: When is a fact a fact and when is it not? How to present data to the media.
- Dealing with Tourism Rage: What We Need to Know about Deflecting Anger.
- Getting on Board: Explaining Tourism to Police and Other City Employees.
- How Safe are Your Visitors? The Tourism Security Check-up Marketing to the Baby-boom Generation.
- Meeting Change Head-on
- New Trends in Tourism Marketing
- Rural Tourism and Economic Development.
- Something from Nothing: The Art of Creating New Attractions.
- The Art of Travel Writing and Press Releases.
- The Best of Tidbits: Some of Favorite Tidbits Topics given in oral form
- Tourism Ethics: Linking the Wisdom of Moses to Your Tourism Product
- Tourism Faces the Alternative School Calendar Issues.
BACKGROUND and CONCEPT
In the post-9/11 world the field of tourism security has become an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow guides the audience through a study of tourism security themes and best practices.
Topics include the relationship between tourism security and the economy, hotel and motel security, risk and crisis management, public places, transportation, and legal issues.
We will present a case studies of major tourist destinations. With each destination, an interview with a police or security representative is included—providing unique, in-depth insight to security concerns about your destination.
Tourism Security is an invaluable resource for private security professionals, police departments that serve tourist destinations, and tourism professionals who work in hotels, at attractions, casinos, at events and in convention centers.
Tourism Security and Well-Being Workshop
The workshop can provide your region with both knowledge and prestige. These workshops are excellent and inexpensive ways to promote your destination in cooperation with ICTP and our media partners, including our prime partner, the eTurboNews Group.
What we will provide:
- Tourism & More and ICTP will provide the Curricula and Speakers.
- Global outreach and promotion if requested
- Extensive global media/ PR outreach and guaranteed reports if requested.
- Workshops are also great for local training for tourism stakeholders, law enforcement, officials.
The Host Community will provide
- Meeting Venue
- Speakers transportation, lodging, meals and honoraria
- The host community is welcome to charge for workshop participation.
Presented by Dr. Peter Tarlow, PH.D
Dr. Peter Tarlow, PH.D. is the Founder and President of Tourism & More
Dr. Peter Tarlow, PH.D, Founder and President of Tourism & More, as differentiated from Rabbi Peter Tarlow
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and tourism and economic development. Since 1990, Tarlow has been aiding the tourism community with issues such as travel safety and security, economic development, creative marketing, and creative thought.
Tarlow has worked with numerous US government agencies including the US bureau of Reclamation, US Customs, the FBI, the US Park Service, the Department of Justice, the Speakers bureau of the US Department of State, the Center for Disease, US Supreme Court police, and the US Department of Homeland Security. He has worked with such US iconic locations as the Statue of Liberty, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, the Empire State Building, St. Louis’ arch, and the Smithsonian’s Institution’s Office of Protection Services in Washington, DC.
Tarlow has been a keynote speaker for governors’ tourism conferences around the nation including those for Illinois, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington State and Wyoming.
He has addresses large scale US government meetings for such agencies as:
- The Bureau of Reclamation
- The US Center for Disease Control
- The US Park Service
- The International Olympic Committee
On the international scene he has addressed conferences such as:
- The Organization of American States (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama)
- The Latin American Hotel Association (Quito Ecuador, San Salvador, El Salvador and Puebla, Mexico)
- The Caribbean Chiefs of Police Association (Barbados)
- The International Organization for Security and Intelligence – IOSI ((Vancouver, Canada)
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa
- The French Hotel Association CNI-SYNHORCAT (Paris)
Additionally, Tarlow is a featured speaker for numerous US embassies and with foreign tourism ministries around the world. For example, in his role as an expert in tourism security he has worked with:
- Vancouver’s Justice Institute (2010 Olympic games)
- The police departments of the state of Rio de Janeiro (2014 World Cup Games)
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
- The Panama Canal Authority
- Police forces in Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Curaçao, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Serbia, and Trinidad & Tobago
In 2013 the Chancellor of the Texas A&M system named him his Special Envoy. In 2015 the Faculty of Medicine of Texas A&M University asked Tarlow to “translate” his tourism skills into practical courses for new physicians. As such he teaches courses in customer service, creative thinking and medical ethics at the Texas A&M medical school
In 2016 the international engineering firm Gannet-Fleming appointed Tarlow its Senior Security and Safety Specialist. Additionally, in 2016, Governor Gregg Abbot of Texas named Tarlow as the Chairman of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. As such he has wide experience in dealing with protest marches and other public events that touch upon that theme.
Tarlow organizes tourism security conferences around the world, including the International Tourism Safety Conference in Las Vegas along with conferences in St. Kitts, Charleston (South Carolina), Bogota, Colombia, Panama City, Croatia, and Curaçao.
Tarlow lectures and trains tourism professionals and security personnel in multiple languages on a wide range of current and future trends in the tourism industry, rural tourism economic development, the gaming industry, issues of crime and terrorism, the role of police departments in urban economic development, and international trade.
Some of the other topics about which he speaks are: the sociology of terrorism, its impact on tourism security and risk management, the US government’s role in post terrorism recovery, and how communities and businesses must face a major paradigm shift in the way they do business.
Tarlow publishes extensively in these areas and writes numerous professional reports for US governmental agencies and for businesses throughout the world. He has been asked to be an expert witness in courts throughout the United States on matters concerning tourism security and safety, and issues of risk management.
As a well-known author in the field of tourism security, Tarlow is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and publishes numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security including articles published in The Futurist, the Journal of Travel Research and Security Management.
Tarlow’s wide range of professional and scholarly articles includes articles on subjects such as: “dark tourism”, theories of terrorism, and economic development through tourism, religion and terrorism and cruise tourism. Tarlow also writes and publishes the popular on-line tourism newsletter Tourism Tidbits read by thousands of tourism and travel professionals around the world in its English, Spanish, and Portuguese language editions.
Among the many books that Tarlow has authored or co-authored are:
- Event Risk Management and Safety (2002).
- Twenty Years of Tourism Tidbits: The Book (2011)
- Abordagem Multdisciplinar dos Cruzeiros Turísticos (2014, in Portuguese)
- Tourism Security: Strategies for Effective Managing Travel Risk and Safety (2014)
- A Segurança: Um desafío para os setores de lazer, viagens e turismo, 2016 published (in Portuguese) and republished in English as Cruise Security (2016)
- Gazing at Death: Tourism and Dark Tourism (2107)
- Sports Travel Security (2017)
- Personal Reconstruction: A Psychological, Spiritual, Financial, and Legal Course in the Art of Preventing Personal Crises and Recovering from Them. (2018)
- Tourism Policing (To be published early in 2019)
At numerous universities around the world Tarlow lectures on security issues, life safety issues, and event risk management. These universities include institutions in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East.
Tarlow earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University. He also holds degrees in history, in Spanish and Hebrew literatures, and in psychotherapy.
Tarlow has appeared on national televised programs such as Dateline: NBC and on CNBC and is a regular guest on radio stations around the US.
He is the recipient of the International Chiefs of Police highest civilian honor in recognition for his work in tourism security.
He is also often on television programs around the world. Here are some examples:
Tarlow is a founder and president of Tourism & More Inc. (T&M). He is a past president of the Texas Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA). Tarlow is a member of the International Editorial Boards around the world.
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