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Over the past few years, the tourism industry has been seriously undermined by the perceived growing lack of safety and security. This factor has been identified as one of the five forces causing changes in the tourism sector in the new millennium. Crime, terrorism, food safety, health issues, and natural disasters are the main areas of concern. This study highlights three categories of tourism safety and security problems: unrest, crime, crisis. These can be measured at property level, community level, and in their recovery. In all cases the major concern is when these events take place at tourist destinations or in very close proximity. Finally, it briefly introduces and deals with negative images of a tourist destination. It concludes with several recommendations encouraging continued investigation into finding solutions to crises and incident at local and national level, when they occur.