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Essential Do's and Taboos: The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel Paperback – September 10, 2007
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From the Back Cover
"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
About the Author
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.