Tuesday June 23, 2015
The Adventure Travel Sector is estimated at $263 billion and expanded at a rate of 65% between 2009 and 2013. In 2015 one in six 18 – 24 year olds are expected to book an adventure based holiday.
Botswana and Cuba are two of the countries beginning to see a large increase in tourists coming for an adventure holiday. Many of these countries are home to numerous insect-borne diseases, making it extremely worrying that only 24% of people take the necessary health precautions to stop their family from being bitten. For more information on Mosquito-Borne Diseases click here and for the best repellents click here.
However, the problem is not only abroad, here in the UK insect-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease can be passed on to humans after being bitten by an infected tick. Lyme Disease can be a life threatening disease and was recently in the spotlight as singer Avril Lavigne revealed her battle with the disease. Ticks can be found in woodland and overgrown vegetation, common places for hikers, mountain bikers, families and other outdoor enthusiasts. This makes it alarming that a massive 86% of people don’t know how to protect themselves against ticks and 78% aren’t aware of how to protect their families from being bitten by any biting insect.
With more people than ever before travelling to malarial countries to fulfil their love of adventure, it is critical that they are aware of the seriousness of insect-borne diseases.
Take a look at these 10 best ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes.