If you are business man going on an international trip, you need to know many thinks about the destination you are heading to, with all the online information it is not problem to find out most of what you need, here is a list of things and information you may want to know:
→ First of all, check the situation in the country you are visiting, the political and economical situation, check if the region where you are going is secure for visitors.
→ Learn about the country currency, the converting rates and which currencies are preferred.
→ Check the weather or climate, so you can choose appropriate clothing; also check the time zone of the country.
→ Check the health situation in the country, check for any contagious diseases, and if there are any get vaccinated.
→ Check what sorts of public transportation the destination has and learn the distance you might need to cross, it is good to check this when going in a poorer country.
→ When going in a country that is less developed, check if your method of payment is possible in the country.
→ One of the most important things to know, when going on an international trip especially in some countries in Minor Asia or Asia, is the culture. Check what clothing is appropriate at a business meeting, what behavior is permitted and what could be normal to your country but insulting to your host country. If you don’t know the countries gestures, you better use as less as possible.
→ Understand how to greet counterparts and learn general protocol, check work days and working hours.