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10 Tips for the International Business Traveler


January 20th, 2015 by Kimberly Elliott

A crisis—from civil protests that take a deadly turn to natural disasters that destroy a city’s basic infrastructure—can arise anywhere, anytime.  With terrorist activity spreading around the world and unpredictable forces of nature, it is essential to make travel safety and security a part of any trip away from home. “Toto, we are not in […]

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Three Tips for Travel-Readiness in 2015


January 6th, 2015 by Kimberly Elliott

With New Year’s come the resolutions for fresh starts, and January is a great time to get travel ready.  Here is a list of three quick things to check, so you will be ready to go in 2015. Expiration date on your passport.   You should renew your passport approximately nine months before it expires. Many […]

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Looking another culture in the eye


October 5th, 2014 by Kimberly Elliott

In 1981, Allan Pease introduced the concept of body language in his best-seller, “Body Language: How to Read Others’ Thoughts by Their Gestures.”  Understanding body language is an important cue when working with multi-cultural teams and conducting business worldwide. Erin Meyers shared her experience traveling in Japan, where she learned to look for bright eyes. […]

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What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?


August 27th, 2014 by ocgdev

What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country? – bbc.com Local etiquette trips up even the savviest travellers – so Quora respondents weighed in with some of the worst mistakes to make abroad.

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