Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

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...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Commuting expats in Saudi happy with new train service

Expats in Saudi commuting between Qassim province and the capital are more than happy with a new train service joining the two conurbations as it dramatically cuts travel times. Both expat and Saudi commuters are commenting positively about the recently introduced service as a welcome option to the long, trying journey by car. The new train forms part of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative for the kingdom, and will be expanded to cover other destinations in the near future. Formerly, the Qassim Expressway was...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expatriates deserting Beijing for commuter belt small towns

Rocketing real estate prices, overall cost of living increases, poor air quality and the chaos of the massive Chinese capital are resulting in an expat exodus to commuter belt towns 30kms and more away. For many Western expat working in Beijing, the city’s soaring cost of living is becoming unsustainable on average wages. The giant city is surrounded by smaller commuter belt towns with a more peaceful ambience and laid-back lifestyle. For many, the move means a three-hour commute, but most believe it’s well worth it as they have...
22 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Didi to offer expat aimed English language ride sharing app by summer

Expats in China who were devastated when Uber removed its English language interface after its sale to Didi can take heart that ride-sharing will again be a reaiity in the near future. Some three months after Uber was taken over by Didi Chuxing, its English language interface, ability to work overseas and option to pay with credit cards issued by foreign banks were all removed from the app. Expats in China were left with no option but to struggle with the Chinese language whilst getting lost courtesy of Chinese taxi drivers or local...
22 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Private dental insurance a must for expats in China

Relocating to many world destinations is easy of there’s a job waiting, together with housing, health and other packages, but it’s not so straightforward if you’re going it alone. Many independent expats are now aware of the need to research healthcare standards in their chosen country, with a good number deciding on private health insurance giving access to higher standards and the chance of finding an English speaking consultant if necessary. In the rush to get everything covered before leaving the home country, dental care...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Americans in Japan join to fight against Trumpism

As the political chaos in the White House continues, American citizens living overseas are rejecting the Trump administration and getting together to fight against its possible consequences. Whilst Americans in the home country are becoming aware that all is not normal at the top of the Washington political tree, US expats living overseas are increasingly concerned about the future of America and the possible consequences of the nation’s choice of president. Around eight million Americans live outside the USA, with many in locations...