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Old 02-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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Debate: Should cruise lines pull out of Antigua in wake of murder? - Cruise Log - USATODAY.com
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:40 PM
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We have been to Antigua a couple of times, and loved it. We traveled all over the island in a rent-a-car without any problems. This breaks my heart! I have been dying to go back, but the prices have really escalated since out last trip, so we've been visiting other islands. Antigua is beautiful, and the people have always been pleasant to deal with.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:12 PM
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Murders of toruists can happen on any of the islands...it can and has happened in the United States Mainland. (I remember reading about an Austrian woman killed camping on the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia) That does not mean everyone should stop coming to the US. It just means that people should be more careful. For tourists, I do believe that the tourist industry should put out more information on how to be safe; ex. where the rough parts of town are, proper etiquette, how to avoid scams, etc.

Secondly, you need to look at circumstances of the incident. When I was in Antigua during the summer, I traveled during the day with a group of travelers. Highly unlikely anyone of us will get killed under those circumstances. Hence, if the cruise industry is worried about travelers getting robbed or attacked, than discourage solo travel or at least provide better security information when traveling to the island. However, to cancel all tourism to an island just because of one incident that could happen anywhere is simply silly.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:37 PM
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I was in Antigua in November. In the morning we just walked about the town while in the afternoon we took a tour. At no point did we feel unsafe.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:04 PM
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Antigua is fine beach destination with exotic beaches and rich culture with a tinge of Indian flavor to it....
I have been there a month ago, and i felt no sense of insecurity and felt warm by the hospitality shown by locals....
If u were to take my advise, don't miss the trip as it provide once in a life time experiance....
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