Because of modern transportation, the world is a much smaller place. A person can fly from New York at lunchtime and arrive in London in time for dinner. With this ability to travel the world comes a responsibility to be educated about local customs, traditions, and etiquette. Being knowledgeable about your host country and its residents is especially important when it comes to dining. You can easily offend your dining companions if you violate the local dining etiquette during the meal. You can also impress your hosts with your impeccable table manners. Below you will learn a few important dining etiquette tips that will help you avoid mistakes and make the most of your global travels.
JAPAN – Itadakimasu
ITALY – Buon Appetito!
SAUDI ARABIA – Bel Hana Wel Shefa!
COLUMBIA – Buen Provecho!
FRANCE – Bon Appetit!
MOROCCO – Besseha!
INDIA – Kripya Bhojan Ka Annand Lijiyai!
RUSSIA – Prijatnovo Appetita!
Graphics by Michelle Mangan via Killarney Hotels.