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Essential Do's and Taboos: The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel

ISBN: 978-0-471-74050-6
308 pages
September 2007
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"Roger Axtell is an internationalist Emily Post."
--The New Yorker

International business and leisure travel etiquette expert Roger Axtell's bestselling Do's and Taboos books have helped hundreds of thousands of business travelers and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings the world traveler can encounter. In Essential Do's and Taboos, Axtell shares the wisdom he has compiled over a lifetime of international experience.

Whether you need to know the best time of year to set up a business meeting in Germany or why the O.K. sign is not O.K. in Brazil, you'll find practical, fascinating, culture-savvy, up-to-date advice to help you steer clear of faux pas and face the world with confidence. Essential Do's and Taboos features:

Information on customs, protocol, etiquette, hand gestures, and body language

Fresh advice regarding Internet business and communication options

Country-specific chapters on eleven popular locations--from old favorites like England, France, Japan, and Germany to hot tourist destinations and emerging economies like India, China, Russia, and Mexico

Guidance on hosting international visitors

Important tips on using English around the world

Special do's and taboos for women traveling abroad
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Table of Contents




1 Essential Things to Know about Gestures and Body Language.

2 Essential Things to Know about General Protocol.

3 Essential Tips for Hosting International Visitors.

4 Essential Things to Know about Using English around the World.

5 Essential Things for Women to Know When Traveling Abroad.

6 Essential Things to Know about Using the Internet Internationally.

7 Essential Things to Know When Preparing for Travel Abroad.

8 Some Essential Things to Know about Eleven Popular Destinations.











The United Kingdom.

9 Essential Things to Know about Taking Your Show on the Road—Exporting.

10 Two Dozen Quick Essentials for International Business Success.


Recommended Reading.

Directory of State International Development Organizations.


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Author Information

Roger E. Axtell is the author of nine previous Do's and Taboos books, including the bestselling Do's and Taboos Around the World and Gestures. His work has been written about in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other major global publications. He travels regularly, giving lectures to business people and other audiences.
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