Country Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Free International Etiquette Guides
Understanding other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.
Scroll down the page for information on a selected number of countries. Topics include language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes. You can access Useful Phrases here or through the corresponding country.
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Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guides
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- The Bahamas
North & South America:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
East Asia & Australasia:
Warning! Culture is not static!It is important to bear in mind that these guides act as basic and general introductions only. They are not in any way definitive. We do not intend to stereotype, pigeon-hole or try to quantify any culture or people.
Each society, country and culture will have numerous nuances that would make it irresponsible to suggest a uniform approach to understanding any country's social/business culture or etiquette. One also has to take into account the personal cultures of individuals, whether they be religious, regional, gender, corporate or otherwise. However, loose guidelines can assist in bettering understanding and avoiding offence; and these guides are meant only to achieve that.