The Foreign Office - Travel Information

Check with the Foreign office for latest advice on where, and where not to travel.

Department of Health; Health Advice for Travellers

Use this link to check with the Department of Health for latest health alerts worldwide and basic health tips.

UK Passport Agency

Need to renew your passport? Then this is the place to go. Remember most countries outside of the EU will expect you to have at least 6 months validity remaining in your current passport!



The License is issued by the CAA to tour operators who meet certain financial requirements including putting up a 'bond'. If the tour operator fails, the bond money is used to enable clients abroad to complete their holidays and return home, and to compensate those who still have to go on holiday, but have paid some or all the cost in advance. Click on the logo to learn more about ATOL.



The trade body representing most major airlines. Travel agents displaying the IATA logo have met certain financial and professional criteria. These criteria do not extend to matters of a customer service nature, nor does it offer financial protection to passengers.


This is a trade body for travel agents and tour operators. It has both a 'commercial role' to promote the interests of its members and a 'regulatory' role. ABTA members have to operate to Codes of Conduct produced by the organisation, they are bonded so that client's money is protected in the event of failure and in the event of an unresolved dispute between a passenger and an ABTA member there is an arbitration service available which can be used as an alternative to legal action.
Please click on the ABTA logo to be taken to the ABTA site where you will find more information.

Customers with a disability? No problem!

ABTA have produced several checklists to aid the disabled traveler. Click the logo for a link to ABTA's checklist.


BBC World Weather

BBC Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Select by country, territory or international organisation.

Consort Travel Group

Consort Travel Group

Walrus Computers

Viewdata Plus

Viewdata Access

Access Viewdata and live online content.