Thursday, August 12, 2010

the world through British eyes

LONDON – Hold off from hugging an Indian, don't be alarmed if the French are rude and never mistake a Canadian for an American.

Britain's national tourism agency issued guidelines Wednesday on the etiquette of dealing with the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors who will be coming to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Seeking to help the country's sometimes snarky citizens offer a warmer welcome, VisitBritain has updated its advice for anyone likely to work with travelers arriving from overseas — from hotel staff to taxi drivers.

Other tips: Don't go around asking Brazilians personal questions and never be bossy with visitors from the Middle East.

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I'm not sure they haven't actually just succeeded in offending everybody. Hahaha! But this is a fun read. :D

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