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The handshake: a universal greeting of peace and fraternity, right? Well, yes and no. While widely believed to have evolved as a gesture to show that the greeter bears no weapons, and used in countries on every continent, the precise format of the handshake in different cultural contexts can be a matter of grave importance. Everything from strength of grip to the order in which you greet your hosts can give subtle hints about where you’re from, can potentially cause offence – or can display both affection and respect for your counterpart’s...

If you’re a big tipper, you could be big in South Africa. If you’re generous with your hugs, you’ll likely be embraced by the people of Brazil and Spain. But if you wear your Sunday best to business meetings, you’re going to look out of place in Ireland. Across the world, the gestures and behaviors that make up our day-to-day life vary in subtle but important ways that can help us to accustom ourselves to the areas we visit, and on occasion even prevent us getting in trouble. Conversely, if you’re sick of the tardiness of your...

Eggs are pretty weird when you think about them too hard. But they are also delicious, convenient, and highly versatile – as is demonstrated by the regional variations on show around the world. If you’re planning to travel, and want to know what the egg world has in store for you, or if you just want to add a bit of exoticism to your weekend brunch, you can do a lot worse than making a trip to the supermarket with a list of ingredients for some of our international neighbours’ signature yolk n’ albumen dishes. The North African...

When we are planning on heading abroad for a short break or even a couple of months travelling, there are certain essentials that we must not forget. First of all, it is worth working out whether you’ll need to apply for any kind of visa to enter the country or countries you plan on visiting. Travel Essentials Visa HQ is a very helpful site which lists the 123 countries which warrant a visa for any UK visitors which is well worth looking at before booking your flights anywhere. Next up, you’ll want to consider the currency of the...

We’ve all done it. Walked onto the plane and longingly glanced to our left toward the mysterious curtain into first class, only to be led away into economy. When you see just how much first class can cost, it can really get you thinking: “What is it through that curtain that could possibly justify paying so much!?” Is it as simple as a couple of free drinks and some comfy cushions? Or is there something they’re not telling us! Well, wonder no more, as SilverDoor serviced apartments have put together this infographic to give you...

13 sleep hacks every business traveller needs To know Whether you like it or not, travel is becoming an increasingly important part of business and industry success. Business Travel On The Rise Meetings Today recently reported that businesses are spending more on global travel each year, with the 2016 forecast set to reach a whopping $1.3 trillion. With certain industries becoming truly international, the need to travel abroad for engagements like meetings and conferences continues to grow. All of this global travel adds certain stresses...

An increasing number of us are travelling both within our country and abroad for business engagements. Business Travel on the Rise The Business Travel Magazine reported that UK business travellers alone spent over £5.8 billion heading abroad in 2014, a rise of a staggering 30% on previous years. All in all, business travel is increasingly important to a number of UK industries. Even with the aid of calling and conference apps like Skype, it’s still very important that we meet with business peers, clients and partners to talk face to...

Weirdest Ways Human Have Travelled Travelling around the world nowadays is incredibly easy because of the wide variety of transportation options. We’re completely spoilt for choice when it comes to cruise ships, airplanes, cars, trains, and even some more unusual methods of transportation such as toboggans. They all have their own positives and negatives, but are generally all quite popular amongst people for travelling from A to B. However, here at Exporta Global, we wanted to explore some of the stranger ways you can travel around...

After working hard all year round and saving every penny possible, there’s nothing better than getting away for a week or two on a summer holiday to relax and recharge. As summer begins to approach, we start searching for all the usual destinations to find a great deal. Popular Destinations There are a number of locations which we all love to return to every year. For example, this UK Business Insider article shows that UK residents love heading back to the likes of Benidorm, Crete and Gran Canaria each summer. It’s also true that...

10 Of The World’s Strangest Tourist Attractions Let’s face it; holidays are for having fun and one of the best ways to do that is to visit one or more tourist attractions whilst you’re away. From family-friendly attractions to those a little more adult-focussed, you won’t struggle to find numerous ways to fill your days but it’s always interesting to take a look at what there is a little outside of the norm. Citybase Apartments recently launched an infographic which looks at the world’s strangest tourist...