I have personally been traveling to Egypt since 1964. Over the last decade, I have been responsible for taking groups to Egypt annually, sometimes twice a year, from Australia. Every time without fail, I have contracted the "pharaoh's revenge". I discovered Travelan when it was first released and immediately gave it a try. I couldn't believe that I lasted three weeks in Egypt without illness. Before the next scheduled tour, I advised everybody to purchase Travelan. Most people did. The only ones who were sick were those who didn't. Since then, I have urged tour participants to invest in Travelan and the results have been amazing. Last year I took a group to Mayaland in Mexico and again, advised everyone to invest in Travelan. We had a 100% diarrhoea-free holiday. I am taking 16 people to Egypt this September and making sure they all have their Travelan packed. I really cannot rate these tablets highly enough. But just one word of advice. I have found that it is imperative to rigidly stick to the directions. Don't miss a dose. I actually start taking them on the plane on the way over.
Backpacker traveling for 2 weeks with a group on the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea. He took Travelan and was well without illness. Two others on the trip had diarrhoea.
A mother and her 8yr old daughter from Sydney spent 5-6 weeks backpacking through India. Both took Travelan and stayed well until the last week when they came down with acute diarrhea. They continued taking Travelan and were better within 24 hours. The Landlord at their accommodation said, "all the tourists who came through caught this bug but he had never seen anyone get over it in less than 5 days".
After taking Travelan for 4 weeks while backpacking around India, a female executive is delighted to say she had no TD problems at all.
I would just like to thank-you for the Travelan tablets. They are very good and worked well for me. This time around I took the tablets as advised and I did not get sick or get admitted to hospital. Even my husband and son were fine and none of them got ill on this trip either. I will surely take them the next time I go to India & have also been recommending the tablets to all my relatives & friends who I know are going overseas where these tablets may be of use.
Family from Melbourne visiting relatives in India
Thank you for your excellent product! I just recently returned from 3 months of roughing it and backpacking through South East Asia and thanks to you I had a brilliant trip and no problems whatsoever... After much travel through under developed countries over the years, it was time I found a product which ensured I did not get sick like I normally experience and Travelan was it!
This is just a brief note to thank you and your company for their support of our "Coolies" project at the end of 2006. The Travelan was marvellous. In the 5 weeks that we were in the village and then travelling around India after it we encountered no major cases of dysentry or diarrhoea. Most boys were faithful to taking it with the three meals we had each day. When we travelled after the building phase, it was everybody for themselves, and I think some did not follow through with it then... I am sure that Travelan helped maintain the good health of the students in what could have been very difficult circumstances. I will recommend Travelan to all those going in 2007.
Br Denis Loft, Coolies Month Coordinator
De La Salle College, Victoria
You may be interested to know that we had dinner with some 'trekking buddies' on Saturday night. Laura took Travelan every day for 35 days on our trek last year in the high Himalayas of Ladakh in northern India. Her husband, Ged, did not. Ged got sick but Laura didn't, and Laura swears by Travelan!
Alan T Gray, Editor
EARTH GARDEN magazine
I am writing to thank you for supplying Travelan to the Victorian Country hockey teams that traveled to Singapore last year. There were 30 young men and women, most of them having their first trip overseas. Here they played teams from India, Malaysia, Japan and other countries in the Central Asian region. They also got to visit Little India and the markets where they tried the local food. After taking the Travelan all survived this trip, except a few who had not taken the product - as when you are sixteen of course you are invincible! I know that my son ate the same meal as others and had taken travelan and he was fine, but a few were ill with vomiting and diarrhoea, after they had decided not to bother. I actually suffer from gut problems with little enzymes and problems digesting food and decided to try a few caplets that my son had left over to see if it would help. I have found it to be very beneficial and provided a settled gut and more energy. Thank you for supplying the Hockey players with the Travelan. I can now recommend it as a safe and effective way to reduce traveller's tummy upsets.
Press officer Vic Country under 17 Tour of Singapore.
Thanks to a brochure in the men's room at Melbourne airport, we have finally had our first overseas trip without knowing every toilet location in Thailand and Asia. Usually we come home exhausted and losing 5kilos. We are thrilled with this great product and will never leave Australia without it. Thanks for many great trips to come.
Director, Cars R Us.
I would like to pass on my personal recommendation for the use of Travelan as a preventative against travellers' diarrhoea. Many of my patients have used this now with excellent result, particularly those with inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr Howard Tang
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Camberwell, Vic.
...Travelan proved its worth yet again, in Mexico. Not that the food was at all bad - in fact it was generally of very high quality and thoroughly delicious - but one must expect that one's flora will find travel a little, um, stressful. We took Travelan faithfully and enjoyed our interactions with the hotel's facilities...except for the fact that Merida's sewerage seemed a trifle delicate, so it can't handle paper as well as poo. Neither of us enjoyed leaving used paper in the basket next to the toilet, though that seems to be the system.
4 Australian travellers on a 2-3 month tour - no gastrointestinal problems for the majority of the trip, although 1 person had one day of vomiting and diarrhoea in Peru. 2 had tamales from street vendor in Mexico - both OK. However, non-Travelan companion had diarrhoea and vomiting from tamales.
16 doctors took Travelan -15 didn't get sick and 1 had a mild case of diarrhoea for one day. 4 doctors didn't take Travelan and all had diarrhoea.
Family of 3 took Travelan during a two-week bus tour of India. After a few days, diarrhoea and vomiting began spreading rapidly through the rest of the tourists on bus but Travelan protected father and mother. Daughter, aged 22, had decided to stop taking Travelan and 2 days later, also had diarrhoea and suffered dehydration and required hospitalisation.
Outbreak of infectious diarrhoea in an aged care facility spread quickly amongst elderly patients. Nursing staff were protected successfully from getting diarrhoea by taking Travelan.
Western Australian and Victorian cricket teams on training camps in Bangalore, India. No reported gastrointestinal problems.
I can categorically say that Travelan did offset the majority of problems associated with staying in China... While I cannot say that we did not have any incidence of diarrhoea, I can say that any people who suffered from bouts of diarrhoea overcame it extremely quickly without any lingering problems...As many teams travel throughout the year, it is good to come across a product that has had such positive results.
OAM World Junior Team 2006 Manager and Executive Director ATFCA
If you are travelling anywhere that may give you some stomach problems, investigate a product called Travelan. The team took it recently in Bangladesh and not one player was ill.
Travellers' diarrhoea (aka Delhi Belly, Montezuma's Revenge...) is the most common illness for those away from home - take a look at almost any of the backpackers' blogs! ...I'd been struck down on every previous visit to India, even when I'd been ultra-careful about hygiene and what I ate... (so) my discovery of Travelan can only be described as life changing!
I've recently returned from two weeks in India, spent mostly with an Indian friend, and I ate things I've never tried before in places I would
never have even dreamed of going before - and the magic Travelan pills, which you take before eating rather than after you've got the awful
symptoms of nausea, vomiting and the runs, worked one hundred percent. My emergency pack of Imodium remained sealed, as did my
digestive system. Travelan's quick and easy to obtain from Australia. They may not be cheap at USD19.90 for 30 tablets, plus mailing, but
they certainly beat wasted days in bed and constant excursions to the loo.
Having travelled in Asia many times I was still reluctant to eat at the local eateries, however with Travelan I had the confidence to try a variety of more adventurous venues. The money saved by eating at local restaurants outweighs the cost of the product.
I just wanted to compliment you on your sensational product Travelan. I recently went to Fiji for my wedding with 20 friends and Family members and they all took Travelan and no one got sick or had any medical problem. Both my Husband and I being the Bridal Couple were concerned that we did not want our wedding day ruined by an unforeseeable illness whilst in Fiji and were very relieved that this did not happen.
My husband works in Bangladesh and constantly gets illness going in and out of the country and this time when returning he took Travelan with him and has reported that so far he has not had the normal illness that he would and places that on the fact he has been taking Travelan and even recommended it to all the other guys on his rig. Everyone that took the Travelan would have no hesitation in recommending it to any person travelling as it was sensational and I compliment you on development and the marketing used to launch such a fantastic product.
...I feel that Brides and Groom and all travellers could benefit from your product to have peace of mind that nothing is going to ruin their travelling experience.
Overseas Wedding Coordinator Destiny Travel
Thank you for your generous contribution in supplying Travelan for our team of six optometrists travelling to Sri Lanka for tsunami aid relief. We spent 16 days in cramped, hot and unhygenic conditions eating local food in rural locations where infrastructure such as sewerage had not yet been fully re-established. Angela and I took Travelan before every meal and had no gastrointestinal problems. Several of the doctors in the medical team with us who were not taking Travelan (our "control group") were ill. ...Thank you for your contribution. It played a major role in helping make our trip a success.
John and Angela Slack
Nathan and Slack Optometrists
...10 days in India with Travelan and not the slightest problem and, while I wasn't exactly roughing it, normally just a change in water is enough to give me some upset."
Associate Prof David Anderson
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Just a quick email to thank you again for the Travelan for my trip to Nepal. I have to admit I was a bit of a sceptic prior to leaving, but the stuff actually works. The group didn't eat too many dodgy meals, but when everyone else was running to and from the toilet (which was outside and about -10C and snowing), I was totally fine. At this point I became Nepal's first hyperimmunised colostrum dealer."
FX Dealer ANZ Investment Bank
With a senior Victorian Government Delegation to take to India, we couldn't afford to have anyone suffering from "Delhi Belly" so we provided everyone with Travelan in their predeparture kits. I"m pleased to say that no one was sick and we didn't miss one day of business.
Trade and Export Development Officer
Australian Industry Group
In January, 2005 we travelled to Cairo and took Travelan daily - we ate at local food markets and cruised the Nile without any hint of typical traveller's troubles. On the cruise most of our travelling companions reported that they were suffering from upset tummies and a number found themselves confined to the cabin. We were in Egypt for a total of 12 days and all of them were made additionally enjoyable with the knowledge that we had taken Travelan. I have recommended Travelan to every person that mentions overseas travel to me!
National Sales Manager
Aussie Bodies Pty Ltd