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personal safety

Dealing with Crime

Crime is one of the greatest fears of people new to independent travel.

Women Travellers

The key to safe travel is to a large extent common sense coupled with a good knowledge of the country and culture which you are visiting.

Safe travel is important for both men and women and almost all of the safety advice we provide in our Independent Travel Safety & Cultural Awareness Workshop is relevant to both sexes.

Drugs & Alcohol

The easiest way to deal with the problems which arise as a result of the consumption of drugs or alcohol is very simple; don’t take illegal drugs and don’t drink!

That is probably a little obvious and a little un-realistic….



Many people who travel enjoy a drink of alcohol and many enjoy the sociability that having a drink can provide; travel is meant to be fun…

The key is to understand a little about the differences in the strength of drinks in other countries and the additional risk that being ‘drunk’ puts you in.

Terrorist Threat

The risk of terrorism exists in much of the world and is inescapable; travelling on the transport network in any European city puts you at some risk.

Dealing with the threat from terrorism it is all about one thing; risk reduction.

Although there is some level of threat from terrorism in much of the world, there are clearly areas where the risk is far greater than in others and up-to-date information is a vital tool in allowing you to make informed judgements.

It is also important to understand the nature of terrorism in different parts of the world; there are some c

Personal Safety for Independent Travellers Workshop Dates

To book your place on the Personal Safety for Independent Travellers workshop please either Book On-line or call us on 0845 602 55 95 (low call rate) / 01784 434 392 to book over the phone.


To book a group workshop (minimum 6 candidates), which we run throughout the UK, please complete our Booking Enquiry Form or Contact Us.


An Overview of Our Workshop

Gap years and independent travel are not without some level of risk; however the risk / reward balance can by weighted heavily in favour of reward, through effective planning and by learning some risk reduction skills.

What is striking is that we spend our childhood learning from our parents and teachers, our employers have a duty enshrined in law to train us for work; yet when it comes to travelling across a very unfamiliar world, many people set off with little or no guidance.

In the UK we consider risks in many different ways and put measures into place to reduce them.

National Certificate for Door Supervisors (NCDS)

How long is the course?


3 days; the examinations take place on day 2 and day 3 of the course.


Where and when are the courses run?


We run regular 'open’ courses in London and the South East.


Our next course dates are:


Personal Safety

Your personal safety when travelling is dependent on a vast number of factors and will vary from country to country.

The issues which affect personal safety can often be a mixture of the many of the subjects covered in this section of our website.

One aspect of personal safety which is not on every traveller’s check-list is the issue of dealing with conflict and aggression.

Personal Safety for Independent Travellers Workshop

How long is the workshop?


1 Day; the first day of our two-day Independent Travel Safety & Cultural Awareness Workshop

What is the Personal Safety for Independent Travellers workshop?

The workshop examines the issues of dealing with aggression and violence, how to prevent these situations arising and the skills required to manage and resolve them when they do occur.

We examin

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