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Monarch helps holidaymakers stay safe abroad

30th July 2010 Print

Award winning airline Monarch is delighted to be the first low fares airline to support the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign, to assist holidaymakers in staying safe overseas.

The campaign aims to provide the Great British travelling public with advice and information before they travel to ensure they have an enjoyable and trouble-free time whilst abroad. Monarch is the first low fares airline to include the ‘Know Before You Go’ messaging on its website and within customer e-mails to advise on the following top tips:

• Ensure that adequate travel insurance is purchased, even if only a short trip is planned

• Check what vaccinations or medication may be needed by visiting, your travel health clinic or GP, at least six weeks prior to travel

• Research your destination including local laws and customs – see for specific country travel advice

• Check your passport is in good condition and valid, and you have all necessary visas

• Make photocopies of your passport, visas and insurance details and leave a copy with a relative or friend at home

• Register with the FCO’s ‘Locate’ service to record where you are travelling to enable them to find you efficiently in an emergency –

Commenting on the ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign, Managing Director of Monarch Flights and Holidays Tim Jeans said, “As we once again embark on the annual summer getaway, it is increasingly important that customers are equipped with advice on staying safe when travelling abroad.

“At Monarch, we take pride in caring for our customers and it is important to us that they are looked after and supported throughout their entire holiday experience. By including the FCO’s ‘Know Before You Go’ messaging on and within our customer e-mails we can ensure that our customers are armed with advice and information before they travel to help avert any problems whilst abroad.”

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Cyprus and Turkey from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, visit