The 2003 Sourcebook

Our annual directory of travel resources, including updated security information, tips on finding air fare discounts, tourism contacts and much more.

  • How to sidestep scams that offer too-good-to-be-true vacation deals

    The Federal Trade Commission calls them "trip traps," tickets to Heartbreak Hotel. They are the too-good-to-be-true vacation offers that flood mailboxes, fill the Internet or are pitched by fast-talking telemarketers:

  • Living with new luggage scrutiny

    Airports now screen checked bags, most electronically. Here's what else you need to know to keep your trip hassle-free.

  • How to keep a low profile when traveling abroad

    You're traveling abroad, and you've left at home the trappings that fairly shriek "rich American": the logo baseball caps and T-shirts, the expensive athletic shoes, the designer watch and flashy jewelry. That's about all you can do to keep from being targeted by a terrorist, a con artist or...

  • U.S. travel warnings and advisories

    The State Department is warning Americans to avoid travel to these countries:

  • Foreign government tourist offices

    Here is a list of selected government tourist offices. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234; dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. delegation.

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