With nearly three quarters of all trips abroad made by Britons in 2014 being to EU countries, EU countries are by far our most popular foreign destination. As many families prepare for their trips, both in the UK and abroad, Anneliese wants to make sure people are in the know on latest developments for travelling in Europe.
Anneliese said: “This summer, like thousands of people in Sussex, I’m looking forward to going on holiday with my family. Whether you’re flying to mainland Europe, or visiting one of our excellent Blue Flag beaches in the South East, like the Littlehampton Coastguards beach in Sussex, it’s important that you know your rights and what to expect on your holiday.
“From introducing a cap on roaming charges across the EU to make mobile phone bills cheaper, to bringing in high standards for clean beaches so you can be sure you’re swimming in safe water, the EU has done much to make holidays both at home and abroad safer and easier. Getting ready for a holiday, with all the packing, planning and remembering passports can be stressful, so it’s great that being part of the EU means you don’t have to worry about emergency healthcare, or spending thousands of pounds on phone calls back to the UK.”
Here are Anneliese’s six top things to remember before going on holiday: