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Expand your worldview: A guide for the top trending destinations of 2017

Visiting new and exciting countries means immersing yourself into different cultures and it’s not always clear what etiquette is required.

To help UK holidaymakers with their 2017 travel plans, online travel agent Travel Republic has released a unique “Visitors’ Guide”, providing the etiquette dos and don’ts when visiting popular destinations in 2017.

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Mexico and Thailand have seen bookings increase by 13% year on year

Based on current year on year bookings*, the travel agent was able to pinpoint the trending holiday destinations from the UK next year. The guide offers useful insights for holidaymakers, as well as cuisine recommendations and advice on local customs, to prevent potentially awkward encounters!

Home to some of the most luxurious beaches in the world, Mexico and Thailand have seen bookings increase by 13% year on year, according to figures from Travel Republic.

Blissfully low-key, Tulum beach in Mexico is one of the world’s most luxurious locations to watch the sunset and enjoy authentic food. Maya Bay in Thailand is also a must-see luxury hotspot, boasting teal waters and an astonishing landscape.

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Thailand is one of the world’s most luxurious locations

Naomi Wilkinson, marketing director from Travel Republic, said: “We believe travelling is one of life’s great pleasures, and immersing yourself in different cultures can be incredibly rewarding. We hope our guide will inspire and help people get the most out of their experiences in some of the most popular destinations in 2017.”

The Visitors’ Guide also includes information on Thailand where travellers need to know that diners use spoons to eat food with, not a fork – forks are only used to push food onto the spoon. And in Mexico, us reserved Brits need to be aware that Mexicans are very demonstrative, not embarrassed by public displays of affection.

Take a look at the Travel Republic “Visitors’ Guide” by clicking here.