Research Pays Off for Business Travel
International business travel can be extremely rewarding. Aside from finding great deals on cheap business class seats, meeting new people and experiencing a new culture can have a profound effect on your life.
But before venturing off, whether for business or pleasure, you need to do your homework. This is extremely important for business related visits. When meeting new people, you represent the company you work for, and a faux pas on your part could look like a lack of concern on the company’s part.
If you’re unfamiliar with customs, it can be far too easy to insult your host, or say something inappropriate, or even cause serious problems. Doing your homework not only tells your co-workers or superiors that you’re serious, it shows great respect for the people you meet.
The U.S. Department of State website is a great starting resource for research. A little internet research can help you locate articles and discussion boards that also provide cultural know-hows, and there are plenty of books available.
Guten Tag, Cheap Business Class Friends!