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Travellers’ Health

The National Travel Health Network and Centre provides the most up to date travel health information from around the globe.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is an excellent resource for useful travel and health information and current world areas of risk.

The World Health Organisation has an online guide to travellers’ health which also highlights current risk areas.

Malaria Hotspots provides information on malaria, presented in sometimes novel forms, including games and quizzes for children.

The Blood Care Foundation ensures the supply of safe blood to their members throughout the world. This also conserves scarce local supplies for the local population. Membership is available through the Centre, just ask the receptionist or nurse.

Medic Alert supply bracelets and necklets detailing personal health conditions.

Fit For Travel is a website providing information about travel health, travel vaccines and more specific information appropriate to your destination

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Courses and Training

Wilderness Medical Training provide medical training for lay-people and medical professionals planning on being far from help.

Plas Y Brenin is the National Mountain Centre, running some of the best outdoor activity courses.

The Royal Geographical Society run a number of courses dedicated to exploration and scientific research, including off-site safety.

Travellers with specific requirements

Age Concern provide advice on holidays for older people.

Asthma UK Provides travel health information for asthmatics.

Diabetes UK offer travel health information for diabetics, including how to organise yourself for travel, insulin regimes, transporting insulin, etc.

Holiday Care provide travel information for disabled travellers.

The Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation publishes guides on holiday planning for those caring for or with a disability

The Haemophilia Society Provides information and support for all people affected by bleeding disorder and represent their interests


Nomad Travel supply travel equipment and first aid kits

Taunton Leisure is one of the Southwest’s leading outdoor equipment specialists

Cotswold Camping and Leisure provide camping, climbing and expedition equipment


World First, based in Devon, specialise in travel insurance and are experts in their field

The STA offer a wide range of travel insurance services

Mind The Gap Year are specialists in insurance for those embarking on an adventure of a lifetime. They have a number of services available including security training and an information service

Specialist Travel and Expedition Companies

Sky2Sea International provides unique and challenging expeditions and adventure trips around the world, as well as all location, expedition management, health and safety and training needs for film & TV and corporate challenges

The Specialist Travel Consultancy organise bespoke expeditions and adventurous holidays for schools, colleges, individuals and groups wishing to push the boundaries in ther time away.

Real Traveller are an ATOL registered specialist travel agent based in Plymouth. Their experienced and friendly staff will organise your holiday or adventure – from take-off to landing.