Are your kids choosing a #holidaywin this summer?
No doubt lots of parents will be sending their kids off on holiday this summer with a heavy heart. On one hand you want them to have a great time. On the other hand you want them to be safe and come home in one piece.
It’s natural to worry. All parents do, especially when it’s a holiday in a far off land where the rules are different and it’s easy to get carried along by the excitement of sun, sand and sangria. However, there are ways you can encourage them to be safer this year. Of course, the most important is to make sure they have the right travel insurance and that it covers all the activities they will be up to.
Something else you can do is introduce them to the FCO’s new ‘Take Your Pick’ summer campaign aimed at young people. It’s all about making sure that holidays end up in a #holidaywin not a #holidayfail. If you don’t use social media it may not mean anything to you, but, trust us, it’s a great way to get an important message across. The reason for the campaign is that the FCO has seen a big rise of late in young people requiring consular assistance while abroad, so it aims to counter the trend. No one wants a #holidayfail.
The FCO is also sending out tweets and messages from hot spot resorts around Europe to encourage young people to have fun but to be aware of the dangers of travelling without adequate insurance or forgetting about common risks faced by young people on holiday. Young people can follow various FCO accounts to get the latest from resorts like Ayia Napa (@TYPAyiaNapa ) , Magaluf (@TYPMagaluf), Ibiza (@TYPIbiza), Greece (@TYPGreece) and Sunny Beach (@TYPSunnyBeach).
The campaign also bring home a few bits of advice that can make or break a holiday – such as keeping passports safe, making sure your travel insurance covers activities, watching your drink at all times and taking care on balconies - so it’s worth checking out.
And stop worrying! With a good travel insurance policy from World First and good advice they will be fine.