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Let Boots UK help you make the most of your summer holiday

06 June 2014
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As tropical holiday destinations become even more popular, Boots UK has a Travel Vaccination and Health Advice Service in more than 150 stores to support you with your travel needs. 
Bobby Sira Boots UK Pharmacist comments:  “If you are travelling abroad this summer, planning ahead will help you have a safe and healthy trip. Be holiday ready by visiting your local in store travel vaccination and health advice service a few weeks before you head-off as some vaccinations can take up to 6 weeks to take effect. We are well placed on the high street to give you personalised travel health information to help you prepare for your getaway. Remember, protecting yourself can also protect the people around you when you return from your trip. Travel safe and return healthy!”
When you are heading for foreign shores or if you are enjoying a staycation in the UK, there is no need for insect bites and stings to stand in your way.  Boots UK pharmacists and online Travel Health Hub can help you choose the right type of insect protection for your needs, whether it is finding a repellent suitable for children, for use while pregnant or for when you are in more exotic destinations.
Nicola Hill, Boots Pharmaceuticals Head of Clinical/Medical comments: “We all love the great outdoors during summertime and preventing insect bites and stings can help you make the most of the sunshine.  Boots Pharmaceuticals REPEL has the most extensive range of insect repellents, which have been developed to meet the needs of the family and provide protection in the UK and for more tropical destinations.  For extra convenience, try the travel size repellent and a battery operated portable mosquito repellent for when you are out and about.”
Before you head off on holiday it is important to organise the right travel insurance for you and the family. Boots UK offers flexible travel insurance options to cover the family needs, including free insurance for kids.  Boots UK understands that customers have individual situations, and in partnership with Insurancewith aim to provide affordable and easily accessible cover to people with long term conditions and of all ages on single trip policies.
Boots UK in partnership with Insurancewith is recommended by Which? as the most competitive annual worldwide travel insurance for a 50 year old with breast cancer. Jamie Kerruish, Boots Head of Trading – Insurance Services comments: “At Boots UK, we are championing everyone’s right to enjoy a holiday with peace of mind, and to do this we recognise the importance of making sure our customers have access to great tailored travel insurance regardless of their medical circumstances or age. In England, more than 15 million people have a long term health condition and we understand that this does not have to get in the way of you travelling aboard. Boots UK can support you in managing a long term health condition whether its medicine management, prescription advice or support with organising travel insurance.”
With almost half (47%) of people over 55 years old preferring their travel insurance to be provided by a well-known and trusted company,[i]  Boots UK is here to help. One in five people who are retired plan to take three holidays a year, compared to just 15% of other age groups.[ii]  Boots UK in partnership with Insurancewith can meet the needs of retired travellers this summer with single-trip policies having no upper age limit.
Fiona McRae, Brand Director of Insurancewith comments: “In partnership with Boots UK, we are committed to ensuring all travellers have access to sensibly priced travel insurance and peace of mind when away from home, regardless of age or medical conditions. We and Boots UK believe everyone deserves to have a great experience with their family and friends on holiday, whatever the circumstances.”

Everyday travel health support from Boots UK

Wherever you are off to this summer, Boots UK can support with those all important travel essentials.

Boots UK EU Adaptor/ World Adaptor

Whether you are staying in Europe or heading further afield to the USA or Australia, the Boots travel adaptor (£5.99) can keep you connected while abroad.

Boots Repel Once Light Fragrance Insect Repellent Lotion

Scientifically proven to provide up to 8 hours effective protection from one application, the Boots Repel Once Light Fragrance Insect Repellent Lotion (£8.99) can prevent mosquitoes, midges and other insect bites. With a light fragrance and being DEET free it is suitable for the whole family aged over 6 months. Use repel safely. Always read the product information before use.


Boots inflatable travel pillow

The Boots inflatable travel pillow (£5.99) can help keep you comfortable on long journeys when travelling this summer and is perfect for packing in your hand luggage.


For further information, samples, images or additional quotes from our spokespeople please contact the Boots summer press office:
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About Boots UK
Boots UK is the leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer in the UK, with close to 2,500* Boots UK stores and over 60,000* employees. Boots UK’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Customers are at the heart of our business which is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare, offer innovative products 'only at Boots' such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value our customers love. Created over 160 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.
Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Alliance Boots is committed to improving health in the local communities it serves and helping its customers and patients to look and feel their best. Its focus is on growing its two core business activities of: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution. Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over 108,000* people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in nine* countries and operates more than 3,150* health and beauty retail stores, of which just under  3,050* have a pharmacy.

*Figures are approximate as at 31 March 2014 and include associates and joint ventures.

About Insurancewith was created in 2005 to provide affordable travel insurance for those suffering from cancer and genetic diseases. Insurancewith believes that all travelers should be treated fairly with premiums that are based on actual risk, and not on a pre-conceived idea of the medical condition. Its unique medical screening process enables it to provide competitive travel insurance for anyone with a medical condition without necessarily charging them an additional premium.
However, there is more to insurancewith: than just providing travel insurance. When you buy one of its policies, a donation of £1 is given to its supported charities. These charities support thousands of people who live with medical conditions such as breast cancer and diabetes – some of the very people insurancewith: products have been designed for.


[i] Mintel report 2013
[ii] Travel Trends Tracker report 2013, available at, last accessed May 2014


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