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So you’re about to head to Croatia for a few days of meetings. But you realize: you have no idea what Croatia 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 Croatia really like for doing business?

More practically:
– How should you greet your business partners?

– How should you dress?

– Is gift-giving big in Croatia? Should you bring one for your business partners?

– If you’re invited to someone’s house, what sort of gift should you bring?

– Are there any special considerations for female travelers?

– Perhaps most importantly: if you order the palacinke, what on Earth is that going to look like? (hint: it’s a dessert!)

Croatia: Business Traveler’s Passport is designed specifically for businesspeople. It contains a hundred and fifty pages of information on Croatia, 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 light–this is not a travel guide! Seriously!

Instead, it has entire sections of information on:

* Croatia Basics: A brief history of Croatia, with some background and historical highlights.
* Country Facts: Demographics and other statistical data, with a basic 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 Croatia? As a businesswoman, are any extra measures needed? How are Croatian 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, hospital locations, 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 Zagreb, with a handful of hotel descriptions.
* Telephone System: The subtleties of dialing to & from Croatia. There’s even a section on how to use pay phones in Croatia (without needing to read Serbo-Croatian).
* 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 Croatia’s religious climate.
* Superstitions and Folklore: Common superstitions, along with Croatian stereotypes.
* Food and Recipes: Descriptions of common Croatian foods, along with recipes for appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, including gnocchi, scampi, mlinci, and palacinke.
* Terms Dictionary: Over 100 words & phrases translated into Serbo-Croatian.
* Embassies: Embassy locations and contact info for dozens of countries.

All content is 100% available offline 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.

For more screenshots & info, or to drop us a comment or question (shockingly, we enjoy hearing from customers!) visit us at

[Note: Also available: the free Sampler: Business Traveler’s Passport app–search the App Store for “ridicsampler”.]


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