Business Class to: New Zealand
Tips for your next business travel
When doing business in New Zealand, you should dress conservatively and tend to a more formal look. Men should wear darker suits with a conservative tie. To maintain formality, a white shirt would be worn.
When you are not involved in business meetings, the wardrobe can be informal. To maintain a professional, yet casual look, keep your classic clothes in neutral colors (navy, gray, camel, ivory and white).
Always arrive on time or early for all appointments. Punctuality is part of the culture. "Too late" is not an option in this country since most social events start on time.
Keep a reserved and formal attitude, especially when you meet someone for the first time. Take the initiative to relax more by following the behavior of your hosts in New Zealand.
Speaking is minimal while you eat. The conversation will take place before and after your meal. Dinners are reserved only for social interactions; therefore, they do not talk about business on these occasions. Lunch is used for business conversations. Bustling behavior is always inappropriate, even when you're drinking.
Manuka honey is a special type of honey only produced in New Zealand. The origins of the word "manuka" are Maori, the native language of New Zealand. It's created by bees who pollinate the manuka bush which grows predominantly in New Zealand.
A tip can be rejected, since tip is rare.
Entertainment is often done in a person's home.
A small thank you gift of flowers, chocolate or whiskey can be taken to the host and / or hostess.