Culture Smart! guides provide essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in a variety of different countries, ensuring that visitors arrive at their destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies and sensitive issues. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the ability to understand other cultures is now accepted as essential.
BARRY TOMALIN, M.A., is Lecturer in International Communication and Cultures at the London Academy of Diplomacy. A former producer and presenter with the BBC World Service, he has worked in over sixty countries worldwide, including France, Algeria, and Francophone West Africa. He is the author of "Culture Smart! France "and" Culture Smart! Italy" and many other books on international culture and business.