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AUSTIN HOUSE OFFERS FOREIGN ETIQUETTE AND COURTESIES

 AUSTIN HOUSE OFFERS FOREIGN ETIQUETTE AND COURTESIES
 OAKVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- High-speed jets and high-


tech communications equipment may have turned the earth into a global village, but that does not mean we all share the same language, culture or mannerisms.
 For example, to beckon someone in Taiwan, the correct gesture is to wave your hand, palm down, in a way that looks like the Western signal to go away. In Japan, it is considered impolite to put a business card in your pocket or briefcase; it should be placed in your wallet and not allowed to get bent or marred in any way. In Finland, business negotiations and dinner parties often end with a trip to the sauna.
 Savvy travelers should do some cultural research beforehand to prevent committing such embarrassing gaffes abroad. Business travelers need to be especially alert for behavior that could not only offend a host but doom a deal.
 Offering extensive details about business etiquette, foreign customs, courtesies and cultural mannerisms are the "Europe and Asia/Pacific Business Travel Organizers" from Austin House, the largest supplier of travel-related accessories in North America.
 International business travelers have at their fingertips, everything they need to know for conducting business successfully in each country. Plus, travelers get information on history, religion and tradition, a briefing on the nation's recent commerce and trade history, indispensable travel information on climate, currency and tipping, the main cities of each country, phone numbers of embassies and important institutions and English speaking doctors and media.
 Because a guidebook doesn't do any good if it is too bulky to pack, the loose-leaf Austin House guides are sized to fit into standard six- ring organizers like Day-timer or Filofax.
 The beauty of the two guides' loose-leaf, six ring format is that it allows business travelers to select only the countries needed for an upcoming trip.
 Going to Hong Kong, for example, would only require transferring the relevant pages from ASIA into their own organizer or agenda -- right next to their schedule, important addresses and telephone numbers. The bulk of the 475 page guide is left behind in an Austin House storage binder and isn't weighing down their suitcase.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: For a free brochure call contact below/
 /CONTACT: Stuart Taylor of Austin House, 800-268-5157/ CO: Austin House Inc. ST: Ontario IN: PUB LEI SU:


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