To help you start learning a new language for your next trip, I’ve put together a list of . Spend a little time with these, and your travels will open up like you never thought possible!
Executive Planet: This link shows countries covered. Click here for a screen shot showing the kinds of information available in reports. (Use the top tool bar and the full size icon to make the image bigger. Use the scroll bar to see more of the screen.) Cultural/social do's and don't for the business traveler -- negotiating styles, making appointments, and much more -- give the business traveller a feel for how to fit in and be effective. Click here to see a screenshot with an excerpt about negotiating do's and don'ts in Japan.
GlobalEDGE: Portal to information and statistics for world cities, countries, states, and industry profiles. Enter country name into the search box at the upper right of the screen. Click here for a link to a country report for Ghana or here for a link to a country report for Morocco.
ü Presents a country rating, 6 years of major macro-economic indicators, and a paragraph of text explaining the most important facts supporting the country's risk rating.
Country Profiles from U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Advice about traveling and living overseas as well as doing business and trading in countries.
Check out right sidebar links such as Business Environment Snapshots. Click here to see a screenshot with a multi-year comparison of various business environment indicators for Nigeria. Links within the Business Environment Snapshots screen lead to various other sites. . Hint: Only World Bank links give detailed information without charge.