US Travelers are Warned … More US cities are catching wind of the impact of crime on tourism in Caribbean countries
The word is out there to potential Caribbean travelers … More US cities are catching wind of the impact of crime on tourism in Caribbean countries. Once petty crimes seem to be increasing and escalating from “aggressive soliciting, muggings and purse snatchings” to “armed robberies, burglaries and sometimes assaults”.
Some American dailies as well as the US State Department have warned travelers about possible dangers they could encounter traveling to the region. Different types of accommodations are also susceptible to specific types of criminal behavior, according to warnings.
According to a Washington Post report, properties that offer a romantic and isolated get-away are sometimes easy targets for criminals because there is either little or no security. There have also been more small hotel and motel break-ins, and thieves have hit vacation rental spots, the report noted. Another trend reported is hotel room break-ins while guests are in them. (The Nassau Guardian)