FEATURES

FEATURE ARTICLES
This section is a gateway to our archive of published reports and articles by or about the CTSSA and its members.   This includes results from surveys, research and studies, training updates, and media interviews, as well as updates on best practices and emerging tools & technologies for serving and protecting visitors and visitor venues.    Related information is pushed out to authorized members via confidential email alerts, rather than posted openly online.   Members may access select archived articles below via the “Features Archive” tab on pushed email messages.

The Tourism Safety & Security Association tracks crimes against tourists and the tourism industry, visitor security related trends, and relevant studies and publications.    The Association conducts research, examines best practices in visitor venue security, and publishes related advocacy and position papers.   The Association conducted the largest, longest, and most traveler demographically detailed field survey ever done, examining how tourists perceive safety & security when traveling.   “Visitor Perceptions Concerning Safety & Security” was a year-long field study which has received international attention.

Results and summaries of this canvassing activity are shared with members.   Qualified members are invited to share their own articles here as well.    For information on submission requirements, email
Requests@tourismsecurity.com

 

LATEST PUBLIC SERVICE REPORT AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Distractions at the Attractions ~ World-renowned expert Bob Arno

Security Guy Radio/TV interview with Chuck Harold & Jenn Cassetta
Crimes Against Tourists and Summer Travel Safety


Select Archived Articles from Previous Publications
(available to members) 

STATE OF THE ARTS AND STATUTES IN CONDUCTING
BACKGROUND CHECKS

New Legislative Limits Underscore Value of Old-School Personal Touch
By Mark Litch

SITE SELECTION FOR CONVENTION MANAGERS
AND MEETING PLANNERS

Selecting the Best Destinations and Venues for Meetings
and Special Events

By Dave Wiggins

LEVERAGING SAFETY & SECURITY IN DESTINATION
SALES & MARKETING

How a National Role Model in Tourist Oriented Policing
Became a Competitive Edge in Sales

By Ann Gallaugher & Dave Wiggins

INVESTIGATING CRIMES BY AND AGAINST TOURISTS  
New Tools and Methodologies for Tracking Travelers and
Reducing Tourism Crime

By Carleton Chirot

WHEN HOLLYWOOD DESCENDS ON YOUR VENUE
Collaborating with Film/Television/Photography Productions to
Achieve Seamless Security

By Dave Wiggins

PREMISES LIABILITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR SECURITY TEAMS
Helping Your Team Understand the “Why” of Diligence Tasks
By Dave Wiggins & Sara Davis

 

Featured Research

 

 

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