Adventurous Brits warned to make holiday preparations

Two travel organisations have warned Britons to take the appropriate precautions before they go on holiday if they intend to head to far-flung destinations.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said that Brits will increasingly jet off to countries that do not use the euro in a bid to get more value from their holiday.

“Over the past few years we have seen travellers becoming more adventurous and travelling further afield and this will continue in 2009 as non-eurozone countries will offer very good value for money,” commented Francis Tuke, spokesperson for Abta.

However, she added that people need to make sure they have any necessary vaccinations, check out driving laws and other regulations and ensure they have emergency funds available in order to avoid getting into scrapes while on holiday.

The organisations found that Mexico, Egypt and Turkey are likely to be popular in 2009.

In addition, destinations like Sri Lanka, Kenya and Costa Rica are becoming more sought after as locations in which to get married abroad.

Meanwhile, a recent survey carried out by Saga revealed that people from the UK are keen to embrace the culture of their destination when visiting – 55 per cent said they are eager to try new foods, while ten per cent wear traditional clothing from the destination they are at.

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