As they prepare for the world Olympic Games in 2012, the British are doing more than mere construction of the facilities.
The British tourism agency – VisitBritain – has issued an official etiquette guide for hospitality workers including cab drivers as they seek to show off a friendlier side.
The Olympics can bring the nation billions of pounds and thousands of visitors.
Realizing that not all cultures think and act the same, a guide telling British hospitality workers how they should act around visitors from the various countries when they come to visit for the Olympic Games to be held in London in July and August of 2012.
According to the guide:
Indians don’t like to be hugged or touched by strangers.
The French can be rude and picky when it comes to restaurants.
Canadians don’t like being mistaken for Americans
Brazilians don’t like personal questions. Middle Easterners don’t like to be told what to do.
The Polish are hurt by stereotypes.
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