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Airport Security Wait Times for Leading Global Airports

September 07, 2017 Comments

When you are planning to travel internationally do you wonder how U.S. airport security wait times compare with global airport security wait times? I was curious, so I did some research and below is what I found out....

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Culture Curation
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travel, global aiports
Chinese Valentine Day

August 29, 2017 Comments

We all know that Valentine’s Day in the Western world falls on February 14th. But in some countries, Valentine's Day celebrations happen at different times of the year. In Japan, people celebrate White Day, which is celebrated on March 14th. On White Day, the men who received chocolates on February ...

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Culture Curation
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china, valentine's day, holidays
Cultural Customization: Part 2

August 24, 2017 Comments

In part two of my cultural customization blog series, I will discuss how Disney’s international expansion for Euro Disney was affected by cultural customization. Disney’s first theme park, Disneyland, opened in Anaheim, CA in 1955. It was followed by Disney World in Florida in 1971, Tokyo Disneyl...

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Culture Curation
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culture
The Challenges of Translating the Quran

July 13, 2017 Comments

The Quran (القرآن الكريم) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe Allah gradually revealed the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over approximately 23 years, beginning in 609 CE. For the nearly two billion Muslims across the world, the Quran is considered the mo...

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Culture Curation
Tags:
arabic, quran
Nonverbal Communication: Arabic Coffee Drinking Habits

July 06, 2017 Comments

Nonverbal communication can be just as important as verbal communication in many cultures. Certain customs like handshakes and eye contact can have major impacts on cross-cultural relationships, both personal and professional. In this blog, I will discuss Arabic coffee drinking habits....

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Culture Curation
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Arabic culture, Arabic
Cultural Customization: Part 1

June 21, 2017 Comments

Any company considering entering or expanding into a global market will be faced with the complex task of understanding the culture of their target audiences. Deciding which languages to translate and localize your content into is fairly straightforward, but understanding how your audiences will per...

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Culture Curation
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culture

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