12 FEBRUARY 2018
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Destinations, the holiday and travel holiday show supported by The Times and Sunday Times is essentially for consumers.
However one section would not be out of place at a business travellers exhibition, writes John Burke. Almost one-fifth of the space at Olympia last week was dedicated to accessories, ranging from clothing and equipment to medicine and security, while advice on the last but very important subject was provided by Lloyd Figgins of Global Risk Mitigation.
Health when overseas is a serious business. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) mounted a large display, assisted by Dr James Logan who each day updated visitors on the latest travel health news. Remote Medical Support and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine were other exhibitors one did not expect at such an exhibition, each of them attracting attention.
Water-to Go, based in Bedford, offered flasks that filter 99.9% of contaminants, while Craghoppers from Manchester was advertising “the world’s first and only range of clothing to repel insects”. Cobra Cords of Dorset provided lengthy cables for iPhones, invented by the manageress of Travelodge in Inverness.
CybaShield sold anti-hacking sleeves for cards and passports, but there was no hint of a device to prevent a thief from taking a laptop from the owner’s tray that precedes him during airport security.
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