Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

20 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Finding the perfect expat location in Singapore

Singapore’s exotic location can be a challenge for newly arrived expats as its many districts are packed with diverse neighbourhoods, each with their own charm and attractions. Tiny Singapore’s appeal to expats includes its diversity and culture as well as its world-famous culinary delights at all price levels. There’s a vast choice of neighbourhoods, each with its own cultural charm and most located within easy travelling time of the central areas. Rental and property prices vary according to the location within the city and...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Spain loses position as Brit retirement haven due to Brexit

A new study has revealed that Spain, traditionally the favourite retirement hub for British expats, is now losing out thanks to the Brexit vote. The survey, conducted by Anchor, a retirement care and housing provider, is bad news for Spain, once the most attractive destination for many thousands of British retirees. Almost half the retirees who took part in the study said they were ‘unlikely’ to make the move to Spain, whilst the 41 per cent who had already decided to become expatriates in Spain, France and other EU member states...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Yet more of the same from Brit Foreign Office to UK expats

Tuesday’s British Foreign Office Facebook question and answer session repeated more of the same to UK expats, but failed to dampen fears of the future by giving straightforward answers. The session, held on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Facebook travel page and led by Julia Longbottom, offered no new guarantees but seemingly rehashed information any concerned expat would already have read on expat sites online or in their local English language newspapers. Longbottom is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s director for...
31 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Online Chinese job sites under fire for scams and expat identity theft

For adventurous expats looking for employment, China is the new, cool kid on the block but is also a hub for fake job scams aimed at expat professionals as well as language teachers. China is becoming ever more popular for expats looking for well-paying jobs in a totally unfamiliar and fascinating environment, but more and more online fake job advertisements are luring the unaware with offers which seem too good to refuse. Up until recently, scammers concentrated on ESL and TEFL-qualified language teachers, but a recent change has...
31 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Historic German railway station rescued from dereliction by expat couple

British expats Olly and Jackie Bond are determined to renovate a derelict, historic German railway station, turning it into a tourism and entertainment centre for the small town it used to serve. Formerly from Cornwall and now living in Camburg and working in Munich, Olly took the train to work every day, passing through the derelict station and wishing someone would take it on and bring it back to life. When, last December, the station house and its surroundings came up for auction, the couple decided to take a chance and bought it...
21 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Dubai’s luxury lifestyle may be addictive for expats

According to a recent survey, a majority of Dubai’s expatriate professionals decide to stay as long as possible in the emirate because they’ve fallen in love with its seductive lifestyle. As well as attracting ever-increasing numbers of expat professionals over the years, Dubai is now the focus of expat decisions to stay even longer after their initial contracts have expired. A survey by the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry indicates that the majority of expats in the emirate extend their stays by at least another three years...
17 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Superheroine Consular Carol urges Brit expats to take better care of their passports

Just as most UK expats had managed to forget the zany side of their home country, the UAE British Embassy's social media pages are using a cartoon superheroine to advise that keeping passports in freezers is not the best idea. The www,gov.uk/overseas webpage is a must-visit for expats bemoaning the good old days when Britishers were known worldwide for their eccentricity. It features a new, female superhero cartoon character, Consular Carol, whose only job in life is to help protect British passports, wherever on the planet they may...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Worlds worst countries for expatriate life

Quality of life is one of the most important aspects explored by would-be expats before life-changing decisions are made, but some countries are best avoided. Annual surveys of expat hubs all over the world are a great way to ensure a happy, safe and remunerative relocation, but there are a number of countries which should be avoided like the proverbial plague. Health, safety and security are the keywords, especially if the prospective move abroad includes your family, with a recent InterNations survey telling it like it is as regards...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Oz ASIO warns expats and tourists over terrorism threat in Southeast Asia

Australia’s Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is warning expats and tourists in Southeast Asia to be aware of expanding terrorism threats in the region. ASIO director general Duncan Lewis believes Australian nationals as well as expats and tourists are especially at risk of falling victim to terrorist attacks in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, citing ISIL’s growing influence in the region and the large number of Oz expats holidaying, living and working in the three named countries. The anti-terrorist organisation...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Ho Chi Minh City reject government call to walk to work

Following a call by Ho Chi Minh’s administration urging residents and public servants to walk to work, expats living and working in Vietnam’s capital are saying they’d rather not take their life into their hands. The plea, dreamed up by the crowded city’s administration, was aimed at reducing congestion on the roads leading to the city centre, and encourages workers living up to three kilometres from their workplaces to abandon their cars and mass transit journeys and travel on foot. Given the plethora of vehicles of all kinds...