Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Alihoco a FCO 'Know Before You Go' Partner

We are pleased and very proud to announce that Alihoco (The All Inclusive Holiday Company) has been made a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign.

The stated purpose of the partnership is to bring together the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with key travel industry partners to help British nationals stay safe overseas.

Alihoco Managing Director, Tom Warsop said: “We are very proud to be made a partner in this important campaign and we support the FCO aims and messages fully.  The benefits that the ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign can bring to our customers and British tourists in general are vital to happy, trouble free traveling.”

About the Know Before You Go Campaign

Whatever your reason for travelling abroad, you’re sure to want a trouble free trip.  Many of the things that often go wrong for travellers can be prevented or made less stressful by taking a few simple precautions. So it makes sense to spend a little time getting prepared before you travel – you could save yourself a lot of problems later on.

With this in mind, we are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help British nationals stay safe abroad. The FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk/travel) offers straightforward travel advice, top tips and up to date country information to help you plan your holiday.

Tips include:

·       Make sure you have valid travel insurance, even if you’re only planning a short trip.
·       Check what vaccinations you need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, your travel health clinic or GP at least 6 weeks before you travel
·       Read up on your destination, including local laws and customs.
·       Make photocopies of your passport, visas and insurance details and leave a copy with a relative or friend at home.

You can also find handy checklists to use before you set off and whilst you’re away. Plus it’s worth reading up on what the local British Consulate can do to help you if you run into problems abroad – and what they can’t do.

For all this and more information, visit the FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk/travel. Or if you prefer, call the 24 hour FCO travel advice line on 0845 850 2829

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