Show respect – International travel tip

And the tip? Respect. Seems simple enough.

But showing respect for a foreign country is a skill many Americans have yet to master. If you are embarking on a business trip, respect for foreign culture is imperative. Should I shake hands or bow? Should I eat with my fork in my left or right hand? Noticing simple rules of conduct can make or break your experience as a foreigner.

When in doubt, keep your voice down, offer a soft smile to all, and learn the words for ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.