Posts Tagged ‘ FCO ’

Saturday snippets: 11th March 2017

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

I am back from Berlin. Just. I managed to get out just before the airport security staff strike began. here’s a round-up of some of the week’s happenings



What’s hot: February 2013

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, The Shard and Sri Lanka are hitting the headlines for all the right reasons, but trips to Thailand are in trouble



Gap year medical claims have doubled in two years

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

The average cost of backpacker medical claims has increased from £370 to £750 in last two years



On Our Best Behaviour?

Jul 20th, 2010 | By

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have released its report on where we required the most assistance from our consuls in the year ending 31st March 2010. Some media have used this as a basis for articles pointing out how badly behaved as visitors we have become. It just looks at the top 20 countries where most consular assistance has been sought. And therein, lies the problem. It doesn’t tell us as travellers, where to avoid. There could be a greater chance of problems in other countries but we can’t tell.



Foreign Office

Sep 28th, 2009 | By

From the website:

“What we do

This is where you’ll find information on all our key roles from supporting British nationals overseas to promoting British business to legalising documents. ”