Today, 1 August typically marks the start of the UK’s busiest travel month as millions of holiday makers set out to make the most of the summer sun. But in light of recent incidents such as the Ebola virus outbreak and tragedies involving air travel, from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 to the crashes of TransAsia Airways and Air Algerie – it seems likely that this year confidence to travel overseas might take a beating.
It is no wonder that many travel-related businesses, Travel PR firms and even media reports on the holiday season have ditched the sun screening tips for travel safety.
We’ve collated some key messages tweeted over the past 10 days that reflect the overall sentiment this year:
— Asda (@asda) July 28, 2014
— Telegraph Travel (@TelegraphTravel) July 31, 2014
— USA TODAY Travel (@usatodaytravel) July 26, 2014
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— Argos (@Argos_Online) July 23, 2014
— Ann cairns (@Anncairns4) July 22, 2014
Whether you’re landing in paradise or the moon, smart travel still matters. Here are some tips to keep you safe: http://t.co/Ka1iIlzEiG
— State Farm (@StateFarm) July 20, 2014
— Yahoo Travel (@YahooTravel) July 19, 2014
— Luxe Adventure Trvlr (@jdomb) July 16, 2014