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Sweden: Business Traveler's Passport

Sweden: Business Traveler's Passport
  • #: 134752
  • Price: $9.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: 2010-07-10
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 4.20 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Ridiculous Software, Inc.
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010 Ridiculous Software, Inc.
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So you're about to head to Sweden for a few days of meetings. But you realize: you have no idea what Sweden is like.

Sure, you know where you're staying. Maybe you've got a guidebook that describes places to visit if you manage to scrape together a few hours of sightseeing. But what's Sweden 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?

- If flowers are OK, what kinds of flowers are appropriateor inappropriate?

- Should you bring an odd number of flowers or an even number? Any numbers to avoid?

- Are there any special considerations for female travelers?

- Perhaps most importantly: if you order the smörgåstårta, what on Earth is that going to look like? (it's a dessert!)

Sweden: Business Traveler's Passport is designed specifically for businesspeople. It contains a couple hundred pages of information on Sweden, 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 lightthis is not a travel guide! Seriously!

Instead, it has entire sections of information on:

* Sweden Basics: A brief history of Sweden, 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 Sweden? As a businesswoman, are any extra measures needed? How are Swedish 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, 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 Stockholm, with a handful of hotel descriptions.

* Telephone System: The subtleties of dialing from & to Sweden. There's even a section on how to use Swedish pay phones (without needing to read Swedish).

* 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 Sweden's religious climate.

* Superstitions and Folklore: Common superstitions, along with Swedish stereotypes.

* Food and Recipes: Descriptions of common Swedish foods, along with recipes for a dozen dishes, including kåldolmar, västerbotten pie, kalops, kottbullar, and lutefisk.

* Terms Dictionary: Over 100 words & phrases translated into Swedish.

* Embassies and Consulates: Embassy locations and contact info for 100+ countries.

All content is 100% available 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.

Be sure to check out the free "Sampler: Business Traveler's Passport" too, to get a preview of what this app is like. Search for "ridicsampler" in the App Store, or jump directly there: http://bit.ly/countrySampler .

For more screenshots & info, or to drop us a note (we love hearing from customers!) visit us at www.ridic.com.

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