Midland MPs have enjoyed free trips abroad to far-flung destinations such as Tunisia, Georgia and Texas over the course of the last year.
Their journeys across the globe were revealed in the annual Register of Members? Interests, published by the House of Commons.
Businesses, universities and television news shows have paid their air fares and hotel bills.
MPs are obliged to declare all substantial benefits they receive, including free gifts and paid employment, to counter any claims that they are influenced by secret donations.
Many have travelled as guests of a foreign government, such as Mark Fisher (Lab Stoke Central), who spent a week in Tunisia to observe the country?s presidential elections.
He was also in Madrid last November, taking part in a cultural event.
Others have taken part in trips organised by industry.
Worcestershire MP Julie Kirkbride (Con Bromsgrove) went to South Africa as a guest of Nestle, where she visited one of the firm?s factories.
Ms Kirkbride also enjoyed a free trip to Paris to take part in a panel about study tours available to schools.
And some MPs have travelled to pursue specific interests.
Bill Olner (Lab Nuneaton) attended the European Inter-parliamentary Space Conference, in Paris, and later went to Rome to witness the launch of a satellite, used to monitor global warming.
MPs revealed a range of other outside interests, including payments they have received.
South Staffordshire MP Sir Patrick Cormack received a fee of between #25,000 and #30,000 for his work on House Magazine - Parliament?s own in-house publication.
He is chairman and life president of the magazine, and a former editor.
And Coventry North West MP Geoffrey Robinson (Lab) highlighted his unpaid role as acting chairman of Coventry City FC.
Northfield MP Richard Burden (Lab) declared a free ticket to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July.
A number of Labour MPs said they had received contributions to help pay for their General Election campaign from trade unions.
Andrew Mitchell (Con Sutton Coldfield) revealed six directorships, as well as a paid role as an advisor with consultants Accenture.
John Hemming (Lib Dem Yardley) highlighted his role as chairman and senior partner in a range of computer software companies.
Birmingham MPs Roger Godsiff (Lab Sparkbrook), Steve McCabe (Lab Hall Green) and Lynne Jones (Lab Selly Oak) said they had no interests to register.
The register revealed that former Conservative Party leader William Hague is set to lose out on more than #500,000 a year if he returns to frontline politics.
This is how much he makes from lucrative speaking engagements, two paid directorships and newspaper columns.
Mr Hague is tipped for a senior shadow Cabinet post once his party?s leadership contest is decided next month - which means he would have to give up most of his work outside Parliament.
Prime Minister Tony Blair lists some of wife Cherie?s earnings for the first time.
Undisclosed royalties from Mrs Blair?s book The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minister are registered.
Her fees for speaking engagements in Washington, Australia and New Zealand are also recorded but not detailed.
Mr Blair declares a sightseeing tour for the family provided by King Abdullah of Jordan who he visited for official talks during a holiday in Egypt.