Simon has visited over 100 nations and describes himself as “danger averse”. He shared his security guidelines with Express.co.uk.
Simon mentioned: “My first concern is about street accidents, which very sadly, are accountable for a better lack of life amongst British travellers overseas than another trigger.”
Based on Authorities analysis, British vacationers are 3 times extra prone to be concerned in a street incident than native individuals whereas abroad.
Simon suggested: “I minimise the quantity of journey by street I do. Rail or air are typically higher.”
He added: “The subsequent factor I do is remind myself about riptides as a result of we’re simply moving into the type of peak vacation season.
“It’s actually actually good to recollect the fundamentals of swimming within the sea which you’ll be able to search very simply on-line.
“There are actually good sources of details about the right way to learn the tide, and if you’re caught in a single, the right way to reply safely.”
The RNLI warns that riptides might be exhausting to identify however can generally be recognized by a channel of churning water.
It advises one of the best ways to remain secure is to swim at seashores with lifeguards and all the time keep between flagged areas.
If vacationers are caught in a riptide, they need to by no means attempt to swim towards it as they could grow to be exhausted.
At all times attempt to stand and wade if attainable or swim parallel to the shore. Vacationers also needs to shout and wave for assist.
Simon mentioned that vaccinations and particular vacation spot well being dangers are all the time on his security guidelines.
He mentioned: “It’s older travellers which can be worse at doing a easy danger evaluation. Stunning, as a result of they actually ought to know higher.”
Analysis from journey well being information web site, Bewareofthebugs.com, discovered that 62 p.c of over 55s don’t analysis vaccinations or native illnesses earlier than journey.
Simon informed Express.co.uk: “I’ll all the time take a look at what I would like for a vacation spot. It’s a wise factor to maintain your jabs updated, though in fact I do journey quite a bit.
“Folks get fixated on going off and having a improbable vacation and I’m all the time doing what I can to encourage individuals to remain secure.
“All people wants to concentrate on the attainable perils, even in acquainted territory like Europe and the US.”
In the case of well being dangers, Simon mentioned malaria is the “predominant fear” and on the “high of his listing”.
Malaria is present in giant areas of Asia and Africa, Central and South America, Dominican Republic and Haiti, components of the Center East and a few Pacific islands.
Vacationers might be prescribed antimalarial tablets if they’re getting into an space of excessive danger however ought to attempt to get recommendation not less than 4 weeks earlier than journey.
Simon mentioned: “Bewareofthebugs.com is a one cease store which provides you with prompt recommendation after which inform you the place you may get the jabs you want.”