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1. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/07/07/explosions.travel.ap/index.html
Has it affecting anyone's travel plans?

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Won't be affecting mine, and I'll be in London for a night on the way over to India, and a full day on the way back (that's what happens when you use FF miles to get free tickets, you get terrible connection too). Anyway, I'm excited to spend a day cruising around London and checking out the sights (since I have one full day in London, I'll probably get one of those hop on, hop off, double-decker tour buses, so I'll be an easy target, but no plans to change this plan).

The only place terrorism has affected my travel plans has already been in effect for 4 years now. Otherwise I would have definitely visited Pakistan by now (I'd really love to visit the Northern areas). And probably Yemen as well. I'd still really like to visit both of these places as well as Iran & Afganistan, but looks like they'll all have to wait for a while. :(

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I am allmost going to think that you will be safer in the middle-east then in Europe/Nort-America

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting wouterrr

I am allmost going to think that you will be safer in the middle-east then in Europe/Nort-America

That's a good point!

5. Posted by voyages (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

Going to London for a week-end next week. No cowards won´t disturb my plans.

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Yeah, Travel100, I think there will be not much difference in safety between the middle-east and Europe.

Look at this example:
You bought your planeticket allready for Karachi (or Teheran...). Then you listened to all the people for not going because of supposed bomb attacks there!!! So, you decided not to go but instead going to London on 6 july and you decide to take the metro on 7 july in the early morning...........:(:(

7. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Why should people change their plans? Everyone in London (and everywhere else for that matter) knew it was gonna happen, it was just a matter of when! It is obviously a horrific experience that nobody wants to go through, but if we stop travelling we are yielding to the terrorists plans!
I was living in Switzerland when a madman ran riot in my local governmental building and shot 14 people dead. The whole country went into shock as the country is considered so safe(the year before the whole of Switzerland had recorded a mere 12 murders.). It just goes to show that you can be anywhere in the world and you will always be subject to crime, natural disasters, fatal accidents etc. Its part of life!

PS: Admittedly I will not necessarily be buying a plane ticket to Iraq or Dafur in the near future, but entering a war zone is on a slightly different scale.

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting tallbird

PS: Admittedly I will not necessarily be buying a plane ticket to Iraq or Dafur in the near future, but entering a war zone is on a slightly different scale.

Agree very much with you Tallbird, some excellent thinking;)

9. Posted by jzurdogo (Full Member 14 posts) 11y

Terrosim won't be affecting my travel plans. There are about a thousand things that can happen to you when you're on vacation and terroism should be a really minor consideration. With planning and appropriate cautions, you can keep yourself safe in most destinations.

10. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

Has it affecting anyone's travel plans?

Nope, not affecting me. And I doubt it'll affect London too much either. Heck, they lived through the blitz during WWII, they lived through the IRA bombings in the 70s-80s-90s. They'll live through this as well. Rome ain't the eternal city, London is.