Whether a regional traveler, an international vacationer, or an on-the-road businessperson, this title is a “must have” guide to use and carry before and during all trips. Organized in an easy-to-use format, the book covers such general travel interests as air, car rental, hotels/motels, cruises, tour packages and rail/bus travel. Each of these interest areas are then divided into sections that cover everything from the initial contract to federal laws that regulate both the industry and the traveler, planning tips, and defending your rights when you determine that you have been misled or mistreated. Separate sections on international travel, using travel agencies, travel brokers and travel websites are also included. Specific information regarding insurance, currency exchange, travel scams and discrimination in travel are all addressed.