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tsi_logo_200pxSAFETY & SECURITY

When it comes to safety & security for tourists and the travel trade, the private sector is leading the course through the TBCSA Tourism Safety Initiative (TSI). The TSI is a tourism & trade safety support initiative. It is a vehicle through which business in the industry is addressing safety & security challenges affecting tourists. Having re-launched the initiative in 2014 under the management of TBCSA, we aim to guide & empower businesses in the industry to manage criminal incidents. Register your business on the TSI industry database by logging onto www.tourismsafety.co.za. By reporting your incidents to the police & TSI portal, a concerted effort with law enforcement of predicting and preventing crime in the industry can take centre stage.

If you have not yet accessed the TSI member’s portal to access these and more TBCSA TSI products, send us an email on pr@tbcsa.travel for assistance so we can help you connect and get the very most out of the TBCSA TSI as a TBCSA and TOMSA member.

Latest Download: Presentation by SABRIC media briefing on Festive Season fraud

As part of our Tourism Safety Initiative collaboration with SABRIC, we attended a media briefing on Festive Season fraud on 15 November. The objective of the briefing was to inform media and delegates about criminal fraudulent activities, and create more awareness about safe banking ahead of and during the festive season. SABRIC emphasised that as the year comes to a close, fraudsters take advantage of the fact that consumers receive bonuses, spend more money and are generally more relaxed. The Festive Season also sees an increase in the use of online banking and card transactions and SABRIC urges members to take note of the latest crime trends so that they do not become victims. Other information presented was on tips for safe mobile and internet banking; lost and stolen card fraud; vishing – where the fraudster phones their victim posing as their bank; tips on using cheques safely, and tips for card holders and ATM users. Click here to view the full presentation delivered. 


Tourism as a Driver of Peace

Travel & Tourism has often been recognised for its ability to drive peace, security and understanding. World leaders, from John F Kennedy to Bill Clinton to Tony Blair, have highlighted the importance of the sector.  Now, for the first time, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has partnered with the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) to explore the links between tourism and peace.   The research shows that countries with a more open and sustainable tourism sector tend to be more peaceful:

  • A sustainable and open tourism sector brings about higher level of positive peace: namely the attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies.
  • Countries with a more sustainable and open tourism sector are more likely to enjoy higher levels of positive peace in the future.
  • The more sustainable a country’s tourism sector, the lower the country’s level of violence and conflict is likely to be.
  • In non-conflict-affected countries, tourism is resilient to deteriorations in violence and conflict, even when terrorism is targeted at tourists.
Tourism as a Driver of Peace - Executive Summary

Tourism as a Driver of Peace – Executive Summary

May 2016

Countries with a more open and sustainable tourism sector tend to be more peaceful.  This research looks for the first time at the empirical links between tourism and peace.

Tourism as a Driver of Peace - Executive Summary

Tourism as a Driver of Peace

May 2016

Countries with a more open and sustainable tourism sector tend to be more peaceful. This research looks for the first time at the empirical links between tourism and peace.