Posts Tagged ‘ Foreign Office ’

It’s not been a good week…

Jul 10th, 2015 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

Yesterday evening the Foreign Office issued guidance that Britons should not visit Tunisia. Greece proposed doubling the rate of VAT on accommodation and volcanic clouds affecting flights over Bali are stranding tourists there.



Stay healthy but if there’s an issue…

Aug 16th, 2013 | By

Today is World Mosquito Day. They can be annoying as they are in the UK; they can be killing vehicles. Most of us will not catch malaria when we holiday but we should be aware of where to find simple, easily understood advice.



What’s hot: December 2011

Dec 4th, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, we’ll be booking the bus to Scotland while crossing our fingers that the situation improves quickly in Cairo



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.



The Foreign Office and ABTA are Pals

Oct 12th, 2009 | By

ABTA members will be able to provide holiday information to those people that they sell holidays to. The system, known as ABTA Travel Buddy, an irksome name if ever there was one, enables ABTA members to e-mail or text their clients (you and me) with information after we have booked. The information could be about the destinations we are going to, reminders about health insurance and what would be available in a country if there was a health emergency. In the event of political issues developing in the country, then Foreign Office advice could also be sent and travellers could be located if a real emergency arose.



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. ”



Summer Holidays Rush Begins?

Dec 27th, 2008 | By

With travel agencies opening for the first day after Christmas traditionally, today, begins the big booking period for summer holidays. Its cold across most of the country but dry on the whole and it will be bright.Why the weather forecast?Generally if it is raining, snowing or the weather is miserable then summer holiday bookings increase. The milder and nicer the weather, the sages tell us, the lower the bookings.Just before Christmas, ABTA and the Foreign Office released the results of a survey of 2,018 adults
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