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Safe Communities Portugal to host first ever Safe and Sunny Holiday Seminar

in News · 15-06-2017 12:40:00 · 0 Comments

Safe Communities Portugal is organising a public seminar in Cascais, to create awareness about the increasing threat of on-line fraud affecting both the tourism industry as well as holidaymakers themselves.

Safe Communities Portugal to host first ever Safe and Sunny Holiday Seminar

The seminar – the first of its kind in Portugal – is being planned in collaboration with the Public Security Police (PSP) Lisbon Metropolitan Command, and will be held on Friday 23 June, 2017 in the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Cascais, starting at 4.15pm for registration.
It is being held to give an insight into on-line fraud affecting the global tourism industry.
With the global increase in on-line fraud and various scams, the tourism industry worldwide has become an inviting target for cyber criminals.
This includes on-line villa letting fraud, fake travel websites, air ticket fraud, as well as many others.
The seminar will explore the threats to tourism posed by this, and what steps are being taken in Portugal to identify the risks and reduce the effects.
It is important that those in the tourism industry, such as villa letting companies, property management companies and tour operators are aware of these threats and how to reduce the risk to businesses as well as their clients. Likewise, it is important that holidaysmakers know how to recognise possible fraud in order to avoid being scammed.
The seminar will bring together those in government and those in the industry in order to create awareness and share best practices in combating this sort of crime. Presenters at the Seminar will include the Consumidor (Government consumer rights authority); Association of Local Accommodation in Portugal, Cybercrime Office of the Attorney-General of the Republic, the Australian Embassy, Public Security Police and Safe Communities Portugal.
This is a unique opportunity for travel companies, property letting and management companies as well as those who let their properties to attend. Entry is free and the language will be English and Portuguese.
Safe Communities Portugal and the Regional Algarve Tourism Board are planning a seminar on the same topic which will be held later. Details will be published in due course.
Cascais Seminar 23 June – Please contact: lsbgabcmd@psp.pt or by telephone: 21 765 42 08/09 by 21 June 2017.
For more information, email: info@safecommunitiesportugal.com or telephone on 913045093.

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Edition 1437
19 August 2017
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