Helpful Resources for U.S. Citizens Travelling Abroad
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT SITES
The U.S. Department of State travel resource site is a must see for American citizens.
The CIA World fact book contains information about the people, geography with maps and flags, economy, defense and transportation, and more about almost every country on earth.
GSA and State Department list Domestic Per Diem Rates and Foreign Per Diem Rates for business travelers.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains the best resource for travelers’ health information and individual country conditions and requirements.
Shoreland brings us Travel Health Online which features country by country profiles with detailed health information and disease risks as well as a travel medicine provider index.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also provides current vaccination requirements and health advice.
The International Society of Travel Medicine maintains a list of Travel Medicine Clinics operated by its members.
The World Travel Guide Online presents information for virtually every country. Included is basic travel information, lodging, climate, business, basic visa information and more.
Travel Guide Directory offers country information on some 75 countires and most U.S. States as well as a great deal of general travel information.
CNN’s Travel Guide offers country and city information worldwide along with timely news, bargains and travel hotspots.
Travel.Org is a fine resource on over 100 countries that features recent reports by travellers as well as the standard stuff.
The Info Hub is a general purpose travel resource with pages for almost every country in the world with general country information, accomodations, tips and links. In addition there are special purpose tours, travel planning information and more.
The Interknowledge Travel Network (now called Geographia) offers a variety of information on countries worldwide. Many of their pages are the official sites of the country tourist board.
Travel Weekly Crossroads, which allows for personalized news delivery, and stories relating to the travel industry.
INFO ON EACH CONTINENT
Arab Net is the online resource for some two dozen arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The site contains an overview of each country, travel information, history, culture, government, transport, geography and business sections.
The University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center offers general resources about the continent as well as country specific pages with general information and other internet resources.
Index on Africa is a general purpose resource on the continent.
Africanet has detailed information on 9 countries and bits about the others.
Latinworld presents most of the countries of South America, Central America, Mexico and the Carribean.
The Caribbean Online covers the main dozen destinations of the Caribbean with basic tourist information.
EurAsiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), is the recognised authority on Pacific Asia travel and tourism. PATA provides marketing, research and educational opportunities to a membership of government tourist offices, airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and related companies.
The South Pacific Tourism is a regional resource of South Pacific Tourism Boards.
The Russian and East European Network Information Center REENIC) at the University of Texas has individual country resources for almost 30 countries.
Central Europe Online has country information, news, business and weather and a lot more.
EurAsiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
Scandinavian Tourist Board for the five Scandanavian countries contains culture, educational and travel information.