In the wake of the London Attack last March where British-born Khalid Masood killed four people on the Westminster Bridge, a question hangs in the balance: Is it safe to travel in London? According to experts, yes it is.
Not just in London, but around the world, national security is being amped up since global terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda are constantly making threats. The London attack caused quite a bit of controversy since it happened the day after Britain followed America's protocol on banning electronic devices on airplanes in fear of terrorist bombings. However, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council David Scowsil told USA Today that Britain is a particularly resilient tourism destination so they don't expect that the incident will cause a permanent impact on travelers.
Still, it helps a lot to be aware of your surroundings while traveling, not just in London, but in other parts of the world as well. CEO of international travel insurance company Seven Corners Justin Tysdal handed out a couple of tips to travelers. These include being cognizant of your surroundings and not publicizing your specific location and/or high valuable items you are traveling with via social media. Also, make sure your close friends or family members are aware of your travel schedule. It also pays to invest in travel insurance for extra protection and peace of mind, which include a cancel for any reason policy in case you would like to cancel any upcoming European travel plans.
Moreover, many cheap travel deals are handed out constantly such as promo fares for airlines. The British pound has also lowered its value significantly since Britain voted to leave the European Union. These factors, among many others, contribute to a great chance to visit England this year.
London is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. And according to experts, it takes more than a shooting incident to sway potential tourists on visiting the British city.