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ABTA tips for healthy and safe holiday

Travel advice for British holiday-makers


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Health and safety for family holidays

ABTA , The Travel Association, is urging British travellers to remember basic health and safety when on holiday this summer and publishing a new advice leaflet.

With millions of Britons planning to head off on holiday over the next few months, How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday provides clear advice on five key areas: accommodation, fire safety, swimming pools, personal safety, out and about, and food and drink.

ABTA is highlighting the fact that the highest levels of holiday incidents are related to over-exposure to the sun and road traffic accidents. They are also stressing the importance of supervising children in and around swimming pools.

Angie Hills, ABTA Head of Health and Safety, said:  “Going on holiday is meant to be the most enjoyable time of year. Our How to Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday leaflet is intended to help our customers avoid the kind of problems that can ruin a holiday. We would advise everyone to pick up a copy from our members when booking.”

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website also provides information for UK travellers.

Jess Prasad, Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Know Before You Go campaign, said: “The vast majority of people have trouble-free holidays when they go away, but sadly, if things do go wrong, they are often preventable. This useful guide goes through some basic points to think about when you are way so that you can minimise the risks.”

The leaflet can be downloaded at www.abta.com/consumer-services/worry_free_travel or picked up at your local travel agent.

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Written by: Maxine Clarke

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