04 Jan 2018

ABTA publishes Travel Trends report

Highlighting key destinations and the importance of good preparations before you go ABTA publishes Travel Trends report

On 27 December 2017, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) published their annual Travel Trends report for 2018 in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This year’s report highlights key trends, including increased availability of cheap long-haul flights, the continuing popularity of Western Mediterranean countries, particularly Spain and the growing profile of responsible tourism. Beach holidays, cruises and city breaks remain popular choices for UK travellers.

Advice for travellers

This report is a reminder that effective preparation is key before travelling. Simple steps such as researching destinations, seeing a doctor, nurse or pharmacist for health advice in plenty of time before your trip and getting comprehensive travel insurance, all help travellers to stay safe. Destination specific travel health advice is available on our Country Information pages.

Resources

Change to yellow fever vaccination certificate requirement for French Guiana

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is now required for all travellers aged 1 year or over going to French Guiana Read more

South Africa – Malaria: updated risk areas and advice

The risk areas for malaria transmission in South Africa have been reviewed by the South African authorities resulting in changes to guidance for UK travellers Read more

Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update on case numbers and advice for travellers Read more

West Nile virus transmission season 2018

An early start to the transmission season and an upsurge of human cases in Europe and neighbouring countries is reported Read more

Avoidance of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Public Health England is reviewing the recommendations for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus Read more
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