Business Etiquette Around the World: Japan

With business travel expected to grow more than 3% in the next year, you may find yourself traveling more frequently. As the market continues to improve, don’t be surprised if your next trip is to Japan. The country is home to the third-largest economy and has seen steady growth since the end of the recession….

Holidays Around the World Part 4: Thailand

We’ve taken you around the world to places like China and Brazil as well as Russia and Japan to educate you on some of the holidays celebrated in these regions. Our latest post in this series focused on Germany and Australia. Now let’s travel to Thailand so you can prepare yourself for wherever your business…

Five Ways to Avoid Hidden Business Travel Costs

As a business traveler, you’re responsible for ensuring that your travel expenses are in line with your company’s expense guidelines. This can be especially important if you work for a small company or start-up as you need to save the company’s precious financial resources. But with hidden costs lurking everywhere from major airlines to car…

Holidays Around the World Part 3: Germany and Australia

We’ve taken a look at the official holidays observed in China, UAE and Brazil as well as Russia, India and Japan. Now, we’re traveling to Germany and Australia for an overview of the major holidays so that you’re better prepared for your business travels to these regions. Germany –Last year, business travel spending in Germany…

Holidays Around the World Part 2: Russia, India and Japan

Though the busiest holiday season has come to an end here in the U.S., many countries celebrate their major holidays throughout the rest of the year – some of which could impact your travels if you don’t plan accordingly. Our first post of this series focused on the official holidays observed in China, UAE and…

Holidays Around the World Part 1: China, UAE and Brazil

In business, timing is everything – and before you go abroad, it’s important to learn what other countries consider an appropriate and respectful time of year to schedule your plans. With the U.S.’ holiday season in full-swing, we thought we’d take a look at some popular international business destinations and the major holidays they celebrate…

13 Dining Etiquette Tips for Your Next Business Meal

dining business etiquette

Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or need to impress a client at a formal dinner, maintaining a professional image is important. However, dining in a business setting can sometimes be tricky. Never fear!  Here’s a refresher of business dining etiquette tips to help you mind your manners and make a good impression…

Business Etiquette on the Road: Traveling With Your Boss

Employee and boss on a business trip

Traveling with your boss may sound intimidating, but if you play your cards right, it could be a great career opportunity. We put together a list of tips to help you make a good impression throughout your trip: 1)     Determine your responsibilities in advance: Talk to your manager before the trip to define your role. Who…

Business Etiquette Around the World: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

If you haven’t already traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), chances are you may find yourself there within the next few years.  According to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA), the business travel market to the UAE is expected to double in value by 2020, reaching nearly $1.4 billion. Here are our…

Business Etiquette Around the World: China

Shanghai China

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the world’s most dominant business travel market as early as 2016. With Chinese business expected to be a growing revenue source for many U.S. companies, chances are you may find yourself in China in the near future. So if you’re…