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Keeping International Travellers Health on Land and at Sea, London, 10-11/04/19

Keeping International Travellers Health on Land and at Sea - meeting the public health challenges

28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

10th April 2019 - 11th April 2019


Whether away from home on business or leisure, the prevention of food and waterborne illness related to travel accommodation and recreational water use is dependent on the tourism providers ensuring they have appropriate management strategies and controls in place to manage theses processes.

Now more than ever, the sector needs to be up-to-date on new and emerging trends (such as the increasing size of cruise ships and new trends in holiday destinations) so that it can keep visitors and and staff healthy and safe.

Chaired by Dr Susanne Lee (Director Leegionella Ltd) and Angie Hills, (Senior Destinations Manager - Health, Safety, Crisis & Operations ABTA) this two-day conference brings together experts in their field to share current thinking on pathogen risk, legal guidance, the threat of norovirus and cryptosporidiosis, water safety hazards, hot tubs in holiday settings, and the impact of false claims of gastric illness on the travel industry.

Speakers will also discuss and share insights on the information available to help inform travellers about destination health risks and explore the challenging requirements of being an ‘expert witness’ in travel associated cases of food and waterborne illness.


Keynote talks will include:

  • ECDC update on travel-related Legionnaires’ disease and food and waterborne outbreaks’.
  • Avoiding the hotspots: Emerging health threats to worldwide travellers
  • Unusual suspects in water safety. Looking beyond the drinking water systems
  • Managing food and waterborne outbreaks in holiday resorts
  • Water safety on board passenger vessels
  • Managing drinking water and waste water on board large cruise vessels from design to management – problems and solutions
  • Inspecting health and safety on board passenger vessels in port
  • Cryptosporidium in swimming pools: Risks and solutions



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