Austria - Culture Smart!

a quick guide to customs & etiquette

By Peter Gieler
(Kuperard, Paperback, 9781857333473, 168pp.)

Publication Date: June 5, 2007

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Description

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include


* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* dos, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken


"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times




About the Author

PETER GIELER was born in Britain to Austrian parents. After gaining a B.A. in European Studies from the University of Sussex and a Diploma in Educational Technology, he embarked on a long career in educational training for several London authorities, and was Deputy Head Teacher in an Inner London comprehensive school. After retiring, he became General Secretary of the Anglo-Austrian Society. He has published several articles on culture and travel, and is the editor of Felix Austria, a quarterly journal about Austria published in the United Kingdom.

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