LONDON, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The world's your oyster. But with so much on offer, how do you choose where to go, and what will you do when you get there?
The answer is to take a look at the brilliant Country Guides put together by the experts at Direct Travel Insurance. There's one for virtually every country on earth and they're stuffed full of 'know before you go' hints and facts.
As well as comprehensive 'Where to go' tips ranging from mainstream attractions to quirky finds, there is lots of invaluable insider information.
So tourists can be forewarned, for example, that in Albania it is customary to present guests of honour with a baked sheep's head.
Skiers and hikers learn that the French Pyrenees are known for the huge amount of sunshine they get, while travellers with toothache will be glad of the advice to avoid dentists everywhere in Kenya except Nairobi and Mombasa because of poor standards.
A Risk Rating grades countries according to violent crime, social unrest, terrorism, potential for major disruption and ease of evacuation. Venezuela, Lebanon and Nepal are all rated high risk, while Zimbabwe is 'extreme'.
There is vital travel advice, such as don't tell the world on Facebook that your house will be empty, but do leave an itinerary with contact numbers with a family member or friend in the UK.
Holidaymakers are also advised to research their destination before they go, not just to avoid unpleasant surprises but to make the very most of their trip.
Travel insurance is always a holiday essential and wherever you go, holiday insurance from Direct Travel Insurance comes with excellent cover and superb customer service.
Notes for Editors
Established in late 1992 and trading since 1993, Direct Travel Insurance specialises in travel insurance for individual travellers, couples and families up to the age of 75. Direct Travel Insurance offers a range of cover options and added benefits including cover for over 100 sports and activities enabling customers to tailor their policies for single trip, annual multi trip, backpacking and winter sports.
All travel insurance policies are underwritten by Chartis Europe Limited. Direct Travel Insurance is a trading name of UNAT Direct Insurance Management Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 312350). Chartis Europe Limited is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA Number 202628).
Phone number: +44(0)20-8774-5644
Address: Chartis Direct
96 George Street
SOURCE Direct Travel Insurance