NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourists have many responsibilities to consider when traveling to another country. The Huffington Post has released an article discussing guidelines travelers can take to make the most of their trip abroad. International travel company, Sara International Travel, detailed in a press statement that travelers need to become educated on the political and social customs of the country they intend to visit. Sara International Travel provides travel packages for Muslims making their pilgrimage to Mecca.
"For your own safety, it is important to educate yourself on the laws of the country," commented Imam Zameer Sattaur, founder of Sara International Travel. "Spitting in public is a punishable crime in some countries while it may be a common practice in your own." Vacationers are expected to be aware of and follow the laws of the country they are visiting. Tourists breaking the law can be held accountable for their actions if it goes against the locale's customs or regulations.
Sara International Travel, as a specialist in pilgrimage travel to Mecca, understands that many individuals attending Hajj or Umrah may be unaware of Saudi Arabia's traditions and customs. The company eases this stress by guiding pilgrims on what clothing is acceptable and what customary practices entail. Travelers should familiarize themselves with phrases that help them navigate the area and find emergency assistance.
It is recommended that travelers locate the U.S. embassy in the country they are visiting and make several copies of their passport. In the event that their original passport is lost or stolen, travelers should keep a copy in their suitcase at all times. In addition, travelers are advised to leave a copy of their official documents and the address and contact information of where they are staying with someone at home.
Some countries are prone to disease or bugs that could affect non-natives. Travelers should schedule doctor visits far enough in advance to receive any necessary vaccinations. Tourists would also be wise to learn the country's cuisine. "Becoming well versed in what the local cuisine consists of will keep travelers aware of what they are eating and what they need to avoid as discussing food allergies with a language barrier could prove difficult," stated Sattaur.
Sara International Travel finally reminds that foreign travelers should keep a close watch on their belongings at all times, and that keeping wits centered and focused will pay off in the long run. Sattaur notes, "At the end of the day, you are in a foreign country and other rules apply. In order to have a quality experience, it is necessary to do research in advance of travel. Individuals who feel lost in this process should consult with a travel expert."
Sara International Travel offers Hajj travel packages and guidance for Muslims as they make their pilgrimage to Mecca. Founded in 1994, Sara International Travel serves Muslims from the United States, Canada, South America and the Caribbean. This international travel company instructs on best practices, what to expect and offers thorough coaching of travelers seeking to fulfill a requirement of the Islamic religion.
SOURCE Sara International Travel