Part of the enjoyment of travel is learning facts on your destination. Not only will it enhance your travel experience, but can in emergencies, help to create a familiarity of the area in which you are staying. We suggest the following in the Holiday TravelWatch ‘Where are you going’ Checklist:
- Get a good guide book and look at the FCO country fact sheets;
- Follow our guide on 'Know Before You Go!'
- Make sure you know about local laws especially relating to alcohol and drugs;
- Make sure you know about local culture especially relating to dress codes;
- Take a phrase book that you can use in emergencies; make a note of the addresses and telephone numbers of the local police, doctors and hospitals;
- Discover the facts relating to sustainable tourism in the area you intend to visit - the United Nations site will guide you on these issues.