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Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 00:00

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a new video warning of the dangers of trafficking drugs.

It never ceases to surprise us the number of people who get caught up in illegal drugs across the world. Travellers can be particularly susceptible to the lure of ‘easy money’ and can allow themselves to be persuaded that this is a low-risk high-reward way of extending the travel budget.

Travellers often leave on a fixed budget and once they see...

Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:31

I was invited by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to give a talk at the Foreign Office last week, to assist them in promoting the ...

Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 00:00

The danger posed by small tour aircraft were highlighted again by the tragic accident in Peru where four British tourists along with the pilot and co-pilot were killed attempting an emergency landing.

The Nazca Lines in Peru draw people from across the world to view the incredible sights and the almost incomprehensible human achievement from the pre Inca era.

The popularity of this most magnificent sight means that small tour operators offering flight in...

Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 00:00

The US State Department warning that there was an increased threat of a terrorist attack in either the UK, France or Germany was a reminder that the threat of attack is never far away and not limited to more remote destinations.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and their French counterparts had little option to follow suit and even the Germans joined in reluctantly warning their citizens.

Such warnings are not taken lightly and suggest that credible...

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 22:08

The report highlights the problems Britons encounter during travel which require assistance from the FCO and their in-country representatives. These include the consequences of; 

  • 944 Britons being arrested for drug related offences
  • 19%...