Four bomb explosions in the Majorca yesterday raised fears that the Basque separatist group Eta is waging a summer campaign aimed at island’s tourism industry.
Thousands of holidaymakers were left stranded as Spanish police stopped aircraft and ships leaving the island of Majorca after a bomb attack killed two police officers in the resort town of Palma Nova.
The ban on liquids being carried in hand luggage through British airports could be lifted as early as next year should government tests into scanners that detect harmful liquids prove successful.
Terrorist attacks and fears of bird flu may have put Turkey in the tourism picture for the wrong reasons, but it is not deterring a growing legion of European tourists from heading east and to the country’s lively city of Istanbul.
On 1 October 2005, just days before the start of Ramadan, the tourist-dependent resort island of Bali suffered a terrible blow. Exactly three years on from the October 2002 terrorist attacks, this unique island in the heart of Indonesia was a target for terrorism once more, killing 25 people and injuring more than a hundred. The long-term future of the island’s tourism industry remains uncertain as preliminary October 2005 results from the HotelBenchmark? Survey by Deloitte show that revenue per available room (revPAR) has dropped 30% to US$34 compared to October 2004.
There have been reports that a bomb explosion has killed at least 13 people and injured many others at the luxury Marriott Hotel in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.