Counter terrorism chiefs, the FCO and ABTA have relaunched a four-minute video – Run, Hide, Tell International – advising travel professionals and holidaymakers what to do in a terror attack, according to the following article by travelmole.com
The clip, originally launched just over a year ago, is also designed to raise awareness amongst holiday representatives, hotel staff and security guards in resort.
“The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low, but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad, especially last year,” noted chief superintendent Nick Aldworth, national coordinator for protect and prepare.
“So it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen. An important part of my job is deploying police officers and staff around the world to share the UK’s world renowned security expertise, to better protect our citizens from harm.
“Now we are asking the public to play an active part, by taking the time to watch this video. We want people to think of this in the same way they do the safety film airlines show before take-off. They don’t expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do.”
ABTA translates the video into 15 different languages
ABTA has translated the video into 15 different languages for use in numerous countries.
Travellers are also urged to sign up for email alerts to be notified of any updates for their chosen destination, either before or during travel.
The Government announced the ‘whole system approach’ to fighting the threat from global terrorism is Step Change in action.
Minister for counter-terrorism, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon stressed: “We work closely with our international partners to ensure that British holidaymakers are safe overseas. While the chances of getting caught up in a terrorist event are extremely low, it is important that people remain vigilant.
“Before going away do take a moment to check the FCO’s travel advice to make sure you’re aware of what’s going on in the country you’re going to. We encourage everyone to take sensible precautions whilst abroad, and if an incident occurs, remember the key advice to Run, Hide, Tell.”
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