This is the topic that the Travel Industry and Government would prefer that we wouldn't talk about! Why? Because we shine a light on travel brochures that glisten with promise and a travel advisory which is often out of step with other countries advisories, where there is a risk of a man-made or natural crisis.
The most recent examples of risk include:
- Sri Lanka;
- Egypt, and
Through various news outlets, we find and comment on those risks and highlight the danger to individuals and to any cover they may have under a Travel Insurance Policy.
We have consistently stated for years, that where a crisis is threatened or is actually taking place at a destination, holidaymakers should not be the economic foot-soldiers to create a sense of normalcy. Where disorder takes place, as we have seen, sometimes human rights issues follow, or there are shortages of fuel, food, staff and facilities. We argue that it would be better for those governments and their peoples to heal without the distraction of tourism and encourage tourists to visit when things are better - surely that is the way to encourage repeat tourism - not this - you have paid and come what may you are going!
In this section, we comment extensively on the issues and rights primarily under the Package Travel Regulations! There is also more to be found under the same description and on our interactive map on our alerts page.
We ask the question - Is It Really All God's Fault when holidaymakers are either trapped or forced into destinations affected by Natural or Man Made Disasters? We take a look at the issue of Force Majeure in Holiday Contracts and examine the morality and possible legality of creating holiday contracts with all the potential that arises from a 'risk destination' - Is It Really All God's Fault -... READ MORE 23 May 2010