So you're about to head to Vietnam for a few days of meetings. But you realize: you have no idea what Vietnam is like. [Sale: 50% off until Friday September 10! If you're on the fence, do pick it up sooner rather than later--or drop us a note, we're happy to answer questions.] Sure, you know where you're staying. Maybe you've got a guidebook that describes places to visit if you get a chance to go sightseeing. But what's Vietnam really like for doing business? More practically:- How should you greet your business partners? - If you're invited to someone's house, what sort of gift should you bring?- What color wrapping paper should you use? Certain funeral-related colors should be avoided, of course. - Are there any special considerations for female travelers? - Perhaps most importantly: if you order the bo luc lac, what on Earth is that going to look like? Vietnam: Business Traveler's Passport is designed specifically for businesspeople. It contains a couple hundred pages of information on Vietnam, focusing on areas of particular concern to the business traveler. While it does contain a small amount of information on hotels and sightseeing opportunities, these sections are intentionally light--this is not a travel guide! Seriously! Instead, it has entire sections of information on: * Vietnam Basics: A brief history of Vietnam, with some background and historical highlights.* Country Facts: Demographics and other statistical data, with an offline map of the country.* Doing Business: Greetings & courtesies, meeting protocol, business attire, business entertaining, etc.* Women: As travelers, are there any special considerations in Vietnam? As a businesswoman, are any extra measures needed? How are vietnamese women treated in their own country?* Money: What does the money look like? How much should different service people be tipped...if at all?* Travel: Visa info, departure formalities, electrical system, etc.* Safety: Emergency numbers, notes on street crime, hospital locations, health & medical care.* Points of Interest: A few interesting museums and cultural sites, in case there's time after the meetings.* City View: Background on Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, with a handful of hotel descriptions.* Telephone System: The subtleties of dialing to & from Vietnam. There's even a section on how to use pay phones in Vietnam (without needing to read Vietnamese).* Life Cycle: From birth to marriage to old age, what's life like?* Gift Giving: The subtleties of giving personal or business gifts.* Holidays and Festivals: Solid background on the popular holidays and festivals.* Religion: Info on Vietnam's religious climate.* Superstitions and Folklore: Common superstitions, along with vietnamese stereotypes.* Food and Recipes: Descriptions of common vietnamese foods, along with recipes for appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, including pho, goi cuan, bo luc lac, ca hap, nuoc cham, and bun bo hue.* Terms Dictionary: Over 100 words & phrases translated into Vietnamese.* Embassies: Embassy locations and contact info for dozens of countries. All content is 100% available offline without a network connection. However, street addresses are linked to the Maps app, URLs open up in Safari, and phone numbers & email addresses bring up the appropriate helper apps. For more screenshots & info, or to drop us a comment or question (shockingly, we enjoy hearing from customers!) visit us at www.ridic.com.