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Selfie safety

Selfies can be fun but make sure your snap doesn’t turn into a trap. More than 250 people are reported to have died...

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Balcony safety

Balconies are a great place to relax and hang out with friends and family when you’re on holiday. But if you’re high up...

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On the beach and swimming in the sea

There’s nothing like a leisurely day on the beach. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it both in...

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Sun safety and dealing with sunburn

If you’re going somewhere hot it’s important to protect yourself against the sun. If you’re indoors there may be air conditioning. But if...

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Road safety for pedestrians

Holidays are fun for most people. But not everyone is lucky. Every year many British holidaymakers are involved in traffic accidents while crossing...

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Pool safety

Many of us can’t wait to take our first dip into a pool when we go on holiday. But before you take the...

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Top tips on sun safety

Here are our top tips for staying safe in the sun.

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Preparing for a trip – 10 top tips

Planning a trip abroad can be fun but also time consuming. Arranging how you’re going to get there and where you’re going to...

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Terrorism & staying safe

The likelihood of getting caught up in a terrorist attack while you’re on holiday is extremely small. But occasional reports of attacks on...

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Food and water safety

One of the joys of travelling abroad is trying out new things. But a hot climate, different food and more fizzy drinks or...

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What to put in your First Aid Kit

A first aid kit can be invaluable when you’re travelling abroad. What you put in it will depend on your travel plans and...

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Travel insurance essentials

Sorting out travel insurance should be part of your holiday preparations.

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a particularly dangerous gas as you can’t see, hear, smell or taste it - but it can be fatal.

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How safe is the area you’re travelling to?

Travelling to new places can be exciting but it’s always a good idea to check how safe the area is before you sign...

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Driving abroad

Driving abroad can be fun if a little hair-raising at times. Whether you’re simply hiring a car for the day, driving down to...

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Personal safety

Most trips abroad are trouble free but it’s important not to let down your guard as this is when accidents can occur. Commonsense...

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Keeping money, passports and credit cards safe

We all want to relax on holiday but it’s important to take steps to protect your money. Here are some tips to ensure...

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When you need medical help

Accidents on holiday are thankfully rare but they can happen. So if you fall ill or have an accident while you’re away it’s...

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Hiring quad bikes, scooters and motorcycles abroad

Hiring a scooter or motorcycle can be a great way to get around when you’re on holiday. If you’re looking for off-road thrills...

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Public transport abroad

Public transport can be a cheap and convenient way to get around when you’re abroad. Many countries have highly efficient and safe public...

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Mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions (things that bite)

Mosquitoes can be a major irritant in hot countries. As well as delivering painful, itchy bites they also can spread diseases such as...

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Travelling abroad with pets

Taking a pet on holiday often requires as much planning as sorting out the holiday itself. As well as ensuring your pet’s passport...

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Reporting a crime

Most trips abroad are trouble free. But if you or someone travelling with you is unlucky enough to be the victim of a...

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Cold climates

It may seem obvious but if you’re going somewhere cold you need to take appropriate clothing. Here are some tips on what to...

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Barbecue safety

Barbecues can be a great way to make the most of outdoor eating. To help you avoid the sort of accidents that are...

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Airport safety

Airports are often very busy places so it's a good idea to stay alert when you're in one.

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Complaints

Most people have a great time on holiday and their only complaint is that they wish it could have lasted longer. But sometimes...

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Water safety

One in five people know someone who has got into trouble while swimming on holiday, according to the Association of British Travel Agents...