In the face of microbial resistance and newly emerging infectious diseases, health authorities have declared travel health an important issue. Millions of people travel daily as tourism has becomes increasingly important for economic growth, development, jobs, cultural preservation, environmental protection, and recreation. While the ever-growing tour and travel industry may not shrink anytime soon, we as individuals can minimize the travel health risks. A proactive approach can minimize the risk of acquiring diseases. Read on to learn about why we get sick, what are the travel health risks, and what steps you can take to stay healthy during your next trip.