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Monday, 12 August, 2013 - 22:24

The acid attack on two British teenagers in Zanzibar an island located off the coast of Tanzania West Africa, has rightly brought shock and condemnation from all quarters.

It seems that Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee were walking innocently down the street on their way to dinner when a motorcycle pulled up alongside and two men threw acid over them before speeding off.

While the attackers fled, it seems the girls had the presence of mind to attempt to wash off...

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012 - 23:28

This year saw the first fatality in the UK from rabies for a number of years. The question many people planning travel ask is; ‘if it is so rare, why do more and more travel clinics recommend the vaccine for independent travellers?’

Earlier this year a grandmother in her fifties was bitten by a puppy in India. On her return she started to develop...

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 00:05

The recent deportation of two visitors to the USA following twitter comments they made, is just one strand of the problems which the phenomenon of social media can cause. In this case frustrating and costly, but other cases have seen communications on social media sites lead to real danger, imprisonment and crime.

The likes of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube are...

Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 22:12

The ethical question of tourism in Burma has been addressed by me before, however during 2011 and into the start of 2012 the fundamentals on which our previous advice had been based, changed.

Our advice has always been based on guidance issued by the only legitimately elected leader of the Burmese people, Aung San Suu Kyi. She had previously asked tourists to stay...

Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 21:44

The short answer to this question is an unequivocal NO; the vast majority of travel passes without any serious incident.

To put it into perspective, think about what happens in London on a daily basis, no one would answer the question ‘is London too dangerous to visit?’ with a ‘yes’.

However when we think about travel to London we don’t do so blindly, we do our research; the difference is we don’t think of it as ‘research’ or ‘planning’ because for most...