Executive Travel Magazine

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October 2012

The BRIC Issue

In this issue, we visit the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China to learn where businesses’ newest opportunities lie.

  • Brazil - The largest country in South America continues its growth, but is it ready for the world stage?
  • Russia - The growing markets and rich resources here are irresistible to foreign businesses.
  • India - This young, complex and regional country still offers strong opportunities to North American companies.
  • China - The world’s most populous country continues its growth—in new frontiers.

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Did you just overtip that bellhop, or insult him? Travelers’ missteps with tipping can add up fast.

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Jet lag is no match for the mud baths, hot-stone massages and oxygen-blast treatments offered at these airport oases.

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How to take advantage of the growing markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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Finally living up to its potential, Brazil’s growing economy has moved far afield from its largest cities and offers some unexpected opportunities.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are investing in young Brazilian prospects.

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Brazil is getting ready to play host to the world for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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Once you’re done with business in Brazil, here’s how to enjoy the country.

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Secondary cities are now the focus of China’s growing economy.

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Q&A on doing business in China.

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What to do in an around Chengdu, China’s city of the moment.

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This young, complex and highly regional country continues to offer opportunities for foreign investment.

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How McDonald’s broke into the lucrative Indian market.

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If you have some downtime in India, here are some off-the-beaten-path spots.

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Eager to do business in Russia? Here's how some companies are diving into this market.

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Towns that were once off the grid are getting an influx of foreign investment.

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Foreign investors will find challenges when they enter Russia’s markets.

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Looking for some R&R while scoping out opportunities in Russia? Here’s where to go on your next trip and how to get there.

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These tech gadgets for emergencies will help you weather the storm.

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Whether you’re a banker, barrister or Bobcat, you'll find a restaurant to suit your mood in this financial center.

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Hit the road in a luxury RV, where the amenities are lavish, the sites are spectacular and the word hurry is virtually nonexistent.

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Boost your energy with a touch of the color orange.

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Improv can help meeting attendees develop soft skills.

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Seniority is everything for commercial airline pilots today.

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For an increasing number of frequent flyer programs, ticket price determines miles and points.

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The way you set boundaries can increase respect and personal power.

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Top sellers share a key sales technique: the ability to connect through stories.

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