TONY BOCHENE'S CHANNEL
Mr. Tony Bochene, International Business Consultant, has worked for many years on the inside of the international romance tour industry.
He offers cautionary points to think about regarding the entire international romance tour industry, as you do your own research.
Please also consider these points:
Recently, scientific studies were conducted on the Online Dating and Romance industry.
In one study, a research team in the journal Psychological Science reported that online romance services present perils and pitfalls and "do not do what they claim to do", namely build successful relationships. See New York Times, Feb. 11, 2012.
See Article, Online Dating, Psychological Science.
A second scientific study by researchers in a communications journal revealed clues to help you know when customers and clients "lied" about data in their profiles, confirming that onliners can and do "lie".
Time Magazine, Feb. 15, 2012.
See Article, "Deception in Online Dating", Journal of Communication, Feb. 2012.
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine also warns about Internet Dating and Romance Fraud.
HONEST AND INFORMED CRITICISM OF ROMANCE TOURS & AGENCIES
GO TO TONY BOCHENE'S NEW WEBSITE BLOG WITH VIDEOS:
DO-IT-YOURSELF TECHNIQUES FOR ROMANCE TOUR
(Save the Money You Would Pay to a Romance Tour Company,
and Use it for Airfare, Hotel and Legal Expenses for Visa)
Suggested Helpful Items to Buy, Secure or Use
1. Etymotic Earplugs - These block out loud background noise but allow you to hear human voice in public places such as clubs and restaurants
2. Local Cell Phone - or Unlocked Smartphone Which Allows Local Area Calls with local SIM Card
4. Small Souvenirs - A number of small, inexpensive souvenir gifts representing the USA or your local city to give away