This fully updated traveller's handbook contains over 150 articles by top travel writers and experts in their fields including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Mark Tully, Dervla Murphy, David Bellamy, Michael Palin, Chris Bonington, Benedict Allen, Clive Anderson and Sir Crispin Tickell.;It includes "how to" information covering all aspects of travel from securing a good hotel deal and travelling by camel, to surviving a hijack. A 300-page directory contains names, addresses and telephone numbers worldwide. Contacts include medical centres, embassies, foreign government representatives, specialist tour operators, motoring and aviation information, equipment suppliers, customs regulations, duty-free restrictions and travel websites. A 30-page geographical section lists capital cities, populations, visa and inoculation requirements, security advice, cuisine, and other facts for all countries.;New articles include: the eco-friendly traveller; the gourmet traveller; the polar traveller; war-torn zones; the religious traveller; travel by cargo ship; overland through Europe; festivals; the diplomatic traveller; and the latest in HIV and emerging diseases.