Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Travel Advice

The FCO website lists up to date information on every country relevant to security and safety in that area. The site also includes the contact details and addresses of the Embassies and useful links like English speaking police numbers. You can also subscribe to updates via email and twitter.


National Travel Health Network and Centre

Run by the UK Department of Health, its aim is to protect the health of British travellers. It seeks to improve the quality of travel health advice and to provide up to date, reliable information for travellers.

Travel Health Pro

You can access Travel Health Pro via the NaTHNaC site or go straight to it for country information, outbreak surveillance, diseases in brief, advice on insect and tick bite avoidance and lots more.

Airline Ratings

Standards in airlines vary, if you have concerns about the carrier you’re using Airline ratings deliver aviation expert ratings on 435 airlines around the world.

The International Crisis Group

ICG compiles detailed, written reports and assessments that are used by Governments and NGOs. Their in-country experts regularly feature on the news and are widely consulted. If you’re feeling philanthropic, why not donate some funds so that they can continue doing their excellent work that we all benefit from.


An excellent app that displays your exact address as well as your map location, which you can then text or email. There are 196 countries in the world with more than 70 different emergency numbers, TripWhistle provides all of them at a single touch.

Maiden Voyage

Link up with other female travellers and discover female friendly hotels in over 80 countries.

Northcott Global Solutions

NGS provide International Emergency Response, Tracking, Travel Management and Remote Logistics should find yourself in a situation that you can’t handle. From medical emergencies to serious security incidents anywhere on the planet, Marcus and Ted at NGS are the guys you need to call. With a worldwide reach, NGS do what their competitors claim to but aren’t able to deliver.

The Travelling Safely Overseas book is the HASP Training hostile environment course condensed into a handy 10x15cm book to refer to and take on your travels.

Delegates who attend our courses get a copy as part of the package (as well as the Emergency First Aid Certificate) and you can purchase it on Amazon, eBay or from our publisher.

Written in a style to "Prepare Not Scare" which is our intention, the dialogue takes you from some initial travel advice, through to living and working in an unfamiliar environment, using an interpreter effectively and all the other topics that you'd expect.

It's packed with guidance, anecdotes, real life experiences from our Instructors as well as numerous tales of close shaves from our clients too.

To purchase as an ebook