Asthma, holidays and travel

4) Your destination

Flying_asthmaThink about:

  • How far away are all the things you’d like to see and do? – how far is your child willing or able to walk?
  • The terrain – is the resort very hilly or has lots of stairs?
  • Will you need to use public transport – are there good links in the area you are looking at.
  • What is the climate like? Are your child’s symptoms made worse by very hot, cold or humid conditions?
  • What is the air quality like? Some large cities have a lot of pollution that may make your child’s asthma symptoms worse.
  • Remember destinations that are at high altitude can make your child feel more breathless.