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On the move – alcohol and travel

Alcohol Concern’s annual conference will be looking at the complex relationship between alcohol and travel

For many people, drinking is an important element of the travel experience, especially when travelling for leisure. On the other hand, drink-driving remains a significant cause of injuries and deaths on the roads; and we’ve seen a rise in alcohol-related incidents on planes. Some train operators in the UK have responded to anti-social behaviour by banning alcohol on some routes or at some times of day. 

Join us to consider how policymakers can strike the right balance between promoting public safety and the freedom to enjoy alcohol in public spaces.

Delegates will hear from leading experts, including: • Dr Niamh Fitzgerald, University of Stirling, who will examine the impact of Scotland’s new lower drink-drive limit• Professor Marcus Munafo, University of Bristol, who will explore how we might change drinking behaviours for the better• Diarmuid O’Conghaile, Director of Public Affairs at Ryanair, who will discuss drinking and air travel.