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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

SafeTravel was formed to offer a unique reference point on travel safety tips and advice.

Travelling abroad is exciting. There's no doubt about it. Some of us spend two weeks abroad per year and the other 50 weeks thinking about them. But it's important to recognise that while it can be fun and adventurous, travelling abroad also carries risks.

Foreign travellers are seen as ripe pickings abroad for all kinds of unscrupulous people, including pickpockets, con artists and, in some countries, even terrorists.

SafeTravel aims to help you understand the challenges you might face when travelling abroad, whether you're on an extended holiday or just a brief business trip.

In the UK, you are protected by the NHS. But what if you or a family member are struck by a sudden illness while travelling, or sustain an injury when you try something a little too adventurous? Do you understand your entitlement to medical treatment abroad, if any? Do you need to arrange insurance? These are the kinds of issues our website explores.

Safe travel, of course, means not just reacting to bad things that happen but minimising the chance of them happening in the first place. Our site is packed with helpful advice which will allow you to sidestep some of the nasty situations you might face. As well as general tips and information, you'll find concrete discussion of specific locales and the risk profiles they present.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

SafeTravel was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding SafeTravel and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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