Executive Travel Magazine

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September 2011

An Insider's Guide to Doing Business in India

North American executives face very specific opportunities and challenges when they travel to the subcontinent. In this issue of Executive Travel, we are led by a crew of India-based journalists with extensive experience and insight into this fascinating country:

Learn the cultural innuendos and hurdles you will find when you interface with Indian executives.

Go behind the scenes in India-based hotel companies, known worldwide for their level of service and innovation.

Key into the market through the stories of three American companies now doing business in India.

Get insight into the burgeoning middle class, as well as the role of drivers in executives’ lives, via a story of two limousine drivers.

• Explore Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in city guides curated specifically for business travelers.

India’s market potential beckons! Companies armed with knowledge about the complexities they’ll find there are on a fast track to profit.

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India-based executives share their perspectives on how to effectively deal with local business culture.

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Five-star hotels with pedigrees in India offer extraordinary hospitality.

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U.S. companies are cashing in on the booming Indian economy.

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Learn about your car’s driver, and you’ll see into the past and present of India.

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Tips for business travelers in India’s capital city, Delhi.

Tips for business travelers to Mumbai, India’s commercial center.

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Tips for business travelers to Bangalore, India’s technology hub.

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Seeing India by train may be the best way to experience the country’s soul.

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Some airport lounges are open to all—for a fee.

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Revamped hotel lounges welcome business travelers.

Road warriors turn to apps for travel help.

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Study finds frequent travelers more likely to be obese.

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Downtown lodging to grow, plus Sky Harbor enhancements ahead.

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Airlines based in India are expanding quickly to handle increased demand.

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A PhoCusWright survey finds online bookings are growing faster than total market.

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Partly used bars are given to developing nations and homeless shelters.

Connect with these airlines on Twitter.

Loyalty programs may benefit when airlines merge.

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Airline helps passengers locate their luggage.

Many airline pilots travel thousands of miles, commuting to their flights.

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These hardware and software solutions project your presentation with punch.

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Business conversations can create our success.

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Are your sales teams underperforming? Here are the keys to effective management.

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Mobile devices at meetings can be disruptive, but some strategies can help.

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Today’s vibrant designs that trace their heritage to India tap into a rich history.

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There’s a restaurant in Houston to serve it up when your meetings end.

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Novice cricket spectators have a lot to figure out. This primer is your guide.

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Learn the language used in offices in India, and you’ll have a greater understanding of business relationships there.

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