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Holiday and Travel Security Handbook : How To Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe From Risk - D. G. Conway

Holiday and Travel Security Handbook

How To Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe From Risk

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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
Definitions p. 5
Review Method p. 8
Review Pace p. 10
What you will need p. 11
When to do it p. 12
2. Planning p. 13
Preparation p. 15
Holiday Issues p. 16
3. Health p. 45
Water and Food p. 46
Diseases p. 50
Mosquitos and Malaria p. 55
Injuries and Illness p. 60
Other Health Threats p. 61
4. Travel Out p.109
Home Security p.109
Public Transport p.123
Trains p.123
Underground Trains p.129
Buses and Coaches p.131
Transport: Safety Demonstration and Cards p.136
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) p.138
Alcohol p.141
Valuables p.142
Insurance Fraud p.144
5. At Your Destination p.146
Baggage Collection p.146
Think about your Location p.147
Research Local Crime Trends p.148
Debts and Corruption p.149
Immigration p.150
Customs p.151
The Hotel p.152
Use the Hotel Safe p.154
Hotel Fire Safety p.155
Hotel Accidents p.157
Acclimatisation p.158
Don't Flash your Cash p.159
Tour Rep/Hotel Staff Advice p.160
Common Sense p.161
Vehicle Rental and Driving p.163
Vehicle Crime p.167
Use of Credit Cards p.169
Public Transport p.171
Animal Attacks p.174
Dangerous Plants p.178
Souvenirs p.180
6. Travel Back p.183
Confirm Flight and Travel Plans p.183
Foreign Currency p.183
Clearing Your Room p.186
Immigration p.187
Custom and Excise p.187
Acclimatise Again p.189
Post-Travel Monitoring p.189
7. Terrorism p.191
What is Terrorism? p.191
What the People Think p.191
Who are Terrorists? p.192
Terrorist Groups p.193
Legitimate Escalation of Force p.194
Pure Terrorism p.195
Where are They? p.195
What Does a Bomb Look Like? p.196
It Really Happens p.197
Terrorist Tricks p.198
Methods p.199
After and Attack p.222
8. Next Steps p.227
Last Word p.232
It's Your Decision p.233
Websites p.235
Index p.239
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ISBN: 9781845280994
ISBN-10: 1845280997
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 241
Published: 25th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 23.5
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1