Tag: Risk Destination

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Fear not; an action plan post Brussels?

This past week, I have been hopefully offering reassurance across the airwaves, to Consumers worried about flying. I have tried to provide facts about how your security in EU airports is regulated, by reference to 2 principal European Regulations and further laws within the UK. The sheer horror of Brussels cannot be summarised in words except to say that such actions, from Lahore to the sands o... 5 April 2016

Zika Facts and Your Holiday - what you need to know!

As if Tourism and the lot of holidaymakers hadn’t suffered enough after 2015; this year has revealed the latest threat to Travel through the arrival of the Zika Crisis! Through this past week I have seen all sorts of sensationalist headlines, some declaring that you are not safe from the ‘head shrinking virus’. So, I thought it was time to set out a few facts to help you understand the issues a... 9 February 2016

Parents: Our top 12 Tips for your backpacking off-spring

It is that time of the year, when your 18 year old+ off-spring are either heading off to university or for that year-long hike to foreign climes! There is no question, that apart from the emotional tug that you will feel from watching the chickens flee the nest, you will have no-doubt also contributed to their well-being through the endless pocket that is the 'Bank of Mum & Dad'! But as th... 28 August 2015

Indisputable evidence on 'Risk Destinations'!

The recent atrocities in Tunisia and Thailand serve to make the point the the world has become regionally complex and offers a risk to many ordinary people, unaware of their potential exposure to that risk. Many of you following me will know that my view is quite clear;  because of the complexity and risk that exists in the world, you can no longer sell holidays via a one-stop universal model.... 25 August 2015

Risk Destinations: Some Predictions!

Just before this last week-end, we were speaking in the press about 'risk destinations' and the failure of brochures and UK Foriegn Office Advisories to spell out exactly what kind of problems exist in some destinations. We have been speaking about these issues since 2007; the premise is simple - some destinations attract a higher risk, such as terrorism, civil disorder or extreme weather even... 24 August 2015

Call for Travel Industry to help holidaymakers mitigate decisions on 'risk destinations'!

The Bangkok bomb once again underlines the perilous line between normal life and threats to individuals. Through this incident we see also the nebulous line between FCO Travel Advices and what is sold in a brochure and a general failure by the travel industry to offer a clear picture, using their extensive skills, to provide full information about a given destination. For example, HolidayTrave... 19 August 2015

Risk or No-Risk Destination? The problem for intending UK holidaymakers!

I try; I really try not to be too negative or to be overly critical, but sometimes you just have to speak out! This is one of those times! The situation in North Africa is dire and Greece presents uncertainty, so now is not the time for feint-hearts; those that need to be challenged should be prepared to meet that challenge openly and constructively! However, when I do raise issues, I am ofte... 14 July 2015

Shock & Horror in Tunisia; Advice for worried Holidaymakers

Today my heart goes out to the Victims, their Families and Friends and the Tunisian people; all of us here at HolidayTravelWatch offer our deepest sympathies and support. I have however been holding my breath for sometime. I have been watching the nightly news of the terrors taking place along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and witnessing the unfolding of a Humanitarian Nightmare. In... 26 June 2015

Fresh concerns for Egypt Holidaymakers' Safety!

In the past 2 weeks, HolidayTravelWatch has highlighted concerns for either current holidaymakers to Egypt or those who have already booked their holidays to that destination.  We have made clear our deep concern as to the travel advisories that are currently being offered by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). We are concerned that whilst the vast majority of the country is essenti... 12 July 2013