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lobal travel grew by 5
percent during the first eight
months of 2014. Between
January and August 2014,
781 million people traveled
Planning a trip to Mexico, Peru, India, China
or even South Africa is an exciting experience.
Whether it's for business, a conference, to
visit family or friends, or just a vacation that
you've dreamed of and saved for, international
travel brings up a lot of questions:
Where should I stay? Should I book a
hotel, hostel, or bed and breakfast?
What popular places, museums or
historical sites should I visit?
Where are the best restaurants?
What about the nightlife?
What you should also ask yourself is: What
do I need to do to protect my health before,
during and after my trip?
The International Society of Travel
Medicine (ISTM) is a global organization
with almost 3,200 members in 90 countries.
Members include physicians, nursing
professionals, pharmacists, public health
officials, other health professionals, as well
as others working in the travel and travelrelated industries.
Anyone traveling internationally should
make an appointment with an ISTM-certified
physician at least 4-6 weeks prior to the trip,
says Dr. Rajiv Narula, a member of ISTM and
medical director with International Travel
IS: WHAT DO I
NEED TO DO TO
AFTER MY TRIP?
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2015
Ask the Board
Thinking Outside the Hotel
Exploring Alternative Venues in Las Vegas
Social Media Events
The Top Meeting and Destination Events of 2015
Travel Tips from the Doctor's Desk
29th Annual Auction and Mixology Madness 2.0!
Save the Date!
Day in the Life
Notes from the Field
15 in 2015 in Chicago
@MPIGNY - Winter 2015