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Overseas Tour - Investigate The Venue Before Arriving

So you’ve bought tickets to the concert of your dreams in a beautiful foreign country. Now what? Before planning your trip, there are several things to consider about the venue. Read on to learn what you should know about an overseas concert before you arrive.

Indoor or Outdoor?

Whether the venue is indoors or outdoors determines most of your packing list. Boots and hats are as much statements of festival fashion as they are necessities; no girl wants to walk through a field in heels or squint through the sun’s beating rays. While such trends are acceptable in indoor venues, they are less prevalent. With no regard for the weather or the ground, concertgoers are free to experiment with other looks. Unlike an indoor concert, an outdoor venue may also require rain gear and seating options.

Extra Travel

Your journey will likely not be complete as soon as you step off of the plane. In a large city, public transit such as a taxi service can take you to a concert hall or arena. Additionally, the popular transportation company Uber is available in cities in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Headed to a remote island? Some travel by boat may be necessary. Most transportation options charge fees and require additional planning, so it is important to know all of your travel needs before you go.

Concert Safety

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Unfortunately, large, diverse crowds can make concerts prime targets for terrorist attacks. The United States Department of State issues travel warnings for countries with high terrorist activity, all of which can be found by a quick Google search. Travel advisors that have attended a graduate diplomacy program can help you plan a trip to a venue that is safe from acts of terrorism, as well as a route that avoids dangerous countries.

A little extra research into the venue greatly enhances your concert experience. Knowing whether the concert is indoors or outdoors tells you what you definitely need to pack, and what might be better left at home. To prevent unexpected expenses and wasted time, know exactly where you need to travel and how. Finally, keep yourself and your guests safe by checking the area for hostile activity. With all of this planning out of the way, there is only one thing left to do: get to the show, sit back, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Overseas Tour - Investigate The Venue Before Arriving

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