Travel advice

IMG_0341UK Passport Agency
This site aims to assist new applicants and existing passport holders by providing information and on-line facilities for all aspects of application, renewal and amendment of passports for British nationals resident in the UK.

The Visa Company
For information about visa requirements to the country you are visiting, application forms and Embassy details

Foreign & Commonwealth Office ‘Know Before You Go’
The FCO’s Consular Division aims to look after the safety of British travellers overseas. It produces a range of information to help British travellers avoid trouble, especially threats to their personal safety arising from political unrest, lawlessness, violence, natural disasters, epidemics, anti-British demonstrations, and aircraft safety. This area offers access to the full range of country-specific Travel Advice notices, and a selection of information designed to ensure that British travellers are well prepared before departure.

Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Provides health advice by telephone and fax for travellers to tropical countries.

The Pet Travel Scheme
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is the system that allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet certain conditions. It also means that people in the UK can take their pets to these countries and bring them back without the need for quarantine.

World Clock
Find out the time in hundreds of countries around the world.

BBC World Weather
Over 30 years of weather data have gone into generating the BBC’s weather site, which shows the average weather conditions in over 500 world cities throughout the year–perfect for planning that trip abroad.

Travel destinations
The official website of the Australian Tourist Commission.

Bermuda Tourism

Canadian Tourism Commission

100% Pure New Zealand
The official website of Tourism New Zealand.

Trade associations

The Association of British Travel Agents is the UK’s premier trade association for Tour Operators and Travel Agents. ABTA’s 600 plus tour operators and 2300 travel agencies are responsible for the sale of more than 90% of UK-sold package holidays. Details of the benefits of booking with an ABTA member can be found on this page of the ABTA website. ABTA’s page for people with disabilities can be found at Here you can download ABTA’s Checklist for Disabled and Less Mobile Passengers, which has been designed as an aid to checking the suitability of the accommodation, transport and facilities in the destination.

Information for consumers–whether you are considering buying a holiday and want to learn what ATOL does, you want to check if a particular firm holds an ATOL, or you have booked with a travel firm that has gone out of business and need advice on how to get your money back.

The International Air Transportation Association is the trade association of the world’s international airline industry.