Biographies

Peter Tarlow, Ph.D

Peter Tarlow is the president and founder of Tourism & More. Since 1990, Tarlow has taught courses on tourism, crime, and terrorism throughout the world. Since 1998, Tarlow has worked with U.S. and other government agencies including: Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Customs services, the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the World Cup Games, the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the American Bar Association's Latin America Office, the FBI, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the United Nation's WTO (World Tourism Organization), and the Panama Canal Authority. He works with numerous police forces throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 

Tarlow is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and has published numerous academic and applied research articles. In 2002 Tarlow published Event Risk Management and Safety (John Wiley & Sons). In 2011, Tarlow published Twenty Years of Tourism Tidbits: The Book. He has co-published a book on cruise safety (written in Portuguese), Abordagem Multdisciplinar dos Cruzeiros TurĂ­sticos (2013), and in 2014, he published Tourism Security: Strategies for Effective Managing Travel Risk and Safety. (Elsevier). Since 1992, Tarlow has organized multiple tourism conferences around the world.

Jacques R. Island

Jacques Island has been the president of the Inquesta Corporation, a security consulting firm, since retiring from the FBI in 2002. He served as an FBI agent for 20 years investigating and resolving prison uprisings, terrorist incidents, hijackings, and hostage takings. Before joining the FBI, he was a U.S. Foreign Service officer and was awarded a U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Service medal for organizing and executing the ground and air evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel from a war zone. During his career, he has conducted myriad risk and threat assessments, managed many special events, and managed the security of U.S. missions, dignitaries, diplomatic personnel, and business executives in high-threat foreign areas. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Florida International University.