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We all want to be able to travel and take holidays. But we also have to be more and more aware of the risks that involves.
By reading this book, the average person will be much better equipped to plan a safe journey and an enjoyable holiday.
It covers: from coping with foreign currency, to avoiding mosquitoes; from what to avoid eating and drinking, to deep vein thrombosis; and from holiday crime to protecting yourself against terrorism.
This book identifies the traveller's vulnerabilities and offers over six hundred simple and affordable countermeasures that the reader can adopt to greatly reduce or even avoid those risks.
About the Author
Des Conway has over 20 years' experience in police and commercial security. He uses his additional research and commercial security experience to ensure his own and his family's safety while planning and taking holiday and business trips. Through this and his other security handbooks he is committed to helping people keep themselves and their loved ones safe, wherever they are.
|1. Introduction||p. 1|
|Origins of this book||p. 1|
|Review Method||p. 8|
|Review Pace||p. 10|
|What you will need||p. 11|
|When to do it||p. 12|
|2. Planning||p. 13|
|Holiday Issues||p. 16|
|3. Health||p. 45|
|Water and Food||p. 46|
|Mosquitos and Malaria||p. 55|
|Injuries and Illness||p. 60|
|Other Health Threats||p. 61|
|4. Travel Out||p.109|
|Buses and Coaches||p.131|
|Transport: Safety Demonstration and Cards||p.136|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)||p.138|
|5. At Your Destination||p.146|
|Think about your Location||p.147|
|Research Local Crime Trends||p.148|
|Debts and Corruption||p.149|
|Use the Hotel Safe||p.154|
|Hotel Fire Safety||p.155|
|Don't Flash your Cash||p.159|
|Tour Rep/Hotel Staff Advice||p.160|
|Vehicle Rental and Driving||p.163|
|Use of Credit Cards||p.169|
|6. Travel Back||p.183|
|Confirm Flight and Travel Plans||p.183|
|Clearing Your Room||p.186|
|Custom and Excise||p.187|
|What is Terrorism?||p.191|
|What the People Think||p.191|
|Who are Terrorists?||p.192|
|Legitimate Escalation of Force||p.194|
|Where are They?||p.195|
|What Does a Bomb Look Like?||p.196|
|It Really Happens||p.197|
|After and Attack||p.222|
|8. Next Steps||p.227|
|It's Your Decision||p.233|
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Number Of Pages: 241
Published: 25th November 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1