Traveling in a foreign country is always much more rewarding when you have a working familiarity with its customs, habits, tastes, and mores. This is especially true for business travelers for whom a simple point of etiquette can make or break a deal. Written by one of the world's leading cross-cultural experts, the books in the exciting new Global Etiquette series arm travelers with all that and more. More practical than competing guides, these fact-filled references offer detailed, essential advice on communication, negotiating styles, gift giving, dining, being a host or a guest, dealing with authorities, and many other topics. Each volume covers all of the major countries of a region and is organized in a country-by-country fashion. Despite the emergence of the global marketplace and global Americanization, there is much about Asian cultures that an unprepared Westerner can find baffling, frustrating, or even dangerous.
In this indispensable guide, internationally recognized cross-cultural expert Dean Foster fills business and leisure travelers in on what they really need to know about the habits, customs, and protocols found in all of the major countries of the Pacific Rim, Central Asia, Eurasia, Southwest Asia, and the Asian Arab world.
Dean Foster, former director of Berlitz International, Cross-Cultural Division Worldwide, is currently Senior Vice President of Global Intercultural Services, Windham International, in New York City. One of the world's leading cross-cultural experts, he has consulted with most major Fortune 500 companies, is a frequent presenter at international professional conferences, and is featured often on radio and television.