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Requiescat in Pace Eques Auratus - Acknowledgement of the Important Role of Policing in Tourism

As tourists, we attach ourselves to symbols; that attachment connects us to a time or a place and quite possibly sorrow or an idea. For many holidaymakers, these connections represent not just our own desire to stretch out and see the world, but to take just a small piece; a memory, a photo of that place, that time or indeed of an individual. And so it is that the area around Westminster Bridg... 23 March 2017

The Tunisia Inquest - An Innocence Lost; A Radical Solution!

Today marks the beginning of the end of a very long and painful journey for the Families of the 38 UK & other Nationalities, who were killed following the awful events on Sousse beach on 26 June 2015. On that day, an innocence was lost on the sands of Sousse in Tunisia. In our view, that innocence attaches itself to Travel Companies, Government and Consumers. Following this terrible atta... 28 February 2017

Reaction to BBC Panorama's Investigation into Sousse Attacks

BBC Panorama's investigation into the 2015 Sousse beach attack has revealed the raw emotion that has remained hidden since that fateful day. The attacks have proved to be a watershed in Travel Advisories and how holiday destinations are sold; for British holidaymakers and their families it was not just about unbearable grief but an innocence that was lost in the sands of Sousse. Scenes from th... 9 January 2017

Recognition of Consumer Champions 2016!

Throughout our 22 year journey we have had the privilege of coming into contact with some very remarkable and determined people. Many are just ordinary Consumers trying to deal with the adverse situations they find themselves in whilst others are quietly working away in the background trying to secure change for the benefit of all Consumers.  At the close of 2016, for the second year running,... 21 December 2016

Consumer Group urges UK PM to be cautious on Egypt

The recent press announcement by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), calling on the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, to create the conditions for the resumption of flights from the UK to Sharm el Sheikh, has once again raised security concerns for holidaymakers. They argue that the UK Department for Transport security conditions... 2 December 2016

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

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

Innocence lost in Tunisia; Demands for New Age in Travel

The sheer senseless waste of life in Port El Kanatoui in Tunisia is an affront to all decent peoples, no matter where they come from. The tales of heroism, courage and compassion, that have emanated from this terrible event, demonstrate the best response to the delusional criminals who perpetrate these vile deeds. We can only offer our deepest sympathies and support to the victims and survivors... 28 June 2015