Travellers need to understand what kind of behaviour is acceptable in particular countries, Lonely Planet has said.
Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s travel editor, said that the travel publisher had seen examples of individuals getting into trouble for behaving in a manner that "would be acceptable in other parts of the world".
"You have to understand what’s acceptable and what’s not in the specific place that you are going to," he said.
Mr Hall went on to say that people who had booked flights to Dubai should be particularly wary because many of the emirate’s hotels are stocked with large amounts of food and drink.
This can lead to people drinking more than they would at home, despite the fact that being drunk is "really frowned upon" in most Middle Eastern nations.
A recent Real Holiday Reports poll revealed that Russian and German holidaymakers are the most irritating among European travellers.