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5 Tips for Sustainable Travel

By |2024-06-13T10:03:03-05:00June 13th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Tipping, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Observances, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel By Sharon Schweitzer   The Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the United Nations emphasize numerous criteria for responsible travel. Many travelers have inquired about the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria. The GSTC provides a set of minimum requirements that a tourism business or destination must aspire to for approval: environmentally friendly [...]

Graduation Gift Giving

By |2024-05-28T08:24:29-05:00May 28th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Family time, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Goals, Gracious Living, Graduation, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, International Protocol, Invitations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, TX Business Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, University Students|

Graduation Gift Giving   By Sharon Schweitzer   May and June are the months of college, high school, nursing, trade school and university commencements. A time filled with exams, finals, papers, and bells ringing freedom. Graduation parties and open houses are common as students celebrate meeting their goals, after years of challenging work, and begin [...]

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide

By |2023-12-04T10:37:30-06:00December 4th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide     By  Sharon Schweitzer While any time is a good time to show your appreciation for someone who regularly makes your life easier and more enjoyable, the holidays traditionally are the time to express your gratitude in the form of cash or a gift. By no means is holiday tipping [...]

5 Travel Packing Tips for French Wine Country Excursion

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20-05:00August 14th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Dining, France, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Oh France! Producer of eight billions bottles and 53 litres of wine per capita a year, France is a wine’s lover dream destination. A plan to visit France and experience its culture is exciting and on many lifetime “must do” lists. So how do you efficiently pack for 80-90 degree days, afternoons in damp [...]

Your First Office Holiday Party: A Survival Guide

By |2018-10-11T14:54:35-05:00November 14th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Dance, Dining, Gala Etiquette, Global Celebrations, Global Tipping, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationships, Social Etiquette, University Students, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce, Workplace Etiquette|

You’ve learned about exaggerated versions of it via movies and TV, and now it’s your turn to experience it first-hand.

Sharon Schweitzer’s 2017 Holiday Tipping Guide & Checklist

By |2018-11-15T16:18:45-06:00November 8th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Drafting your holiday tipping plan can be daunting, but fear not--this guide is thorough enough to help anyone navigate holiday tipping. There’s no hard and fast rule about how much or who to tip in the U.S.

National Coffee Day for Professionals: Cappuccinos, Cortados, and Classic Cups of Joe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 28th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Coffee, Dining, Global Tipping, Gracious Living, International Holidays, Interview Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, Workplace Etiquette|

Offering quality coffee at work can result in healthier, happier, and more productive employees. On the 29th, take a moment to appreciate your java of choice. Partake in the nationwide celebration by posting a photo of your mocha, French press, cold brew, double espresso shot, or a mug of classic drip coffee on social media with #NationalCoffeeDay in your caption.

Holiday Tipping: a Foolproof Guide by an Etiquette Expert

By |2018-10-11T14:55:13-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Global Tipping, Holiday Parties, Social Etiquette|

Among the many holiday customs we observe in the U.S., one is spending up a storm. This holiday season, U.S. consumers spent a reported $12.93 billion on Black Friday, and $16.2 billion on Small Business Saturday. On Cyber Monday 2015, a record $3.07 billion was spent online. But there’s another custom to factor into your holiday budget: tipping.

International Etiquette: Global Tipping in India

By |2018-10-11T14:55:15-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, India, International Travel Tips|

In our last blog post, we explored international etiquette and the trends in global tipping. A survey conducted by MasterCard Worldwide explored the tipping practices in 14 Asian countries. As global tipping practices continue to evolve, it’s especially interesting to note customs on the subcontinent of India. On her 2012 trip to southern India, my [...]

International Etiquette: Global Tipping

By |2018-10-11T14:55:15-05:00June 19th, 2015|Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Houseguest Etiquette, International Travel Tips|

Take a peek at just about any global survey on tipping, and U.S. Americans are invariably at the top of the list. But when TripAdvisor shared the results of its tipping poll in June last year, they reported that even this varies dramatically among U.S. American tourists, with 97% saying they tipped for restaurant service, [...]

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