Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

15 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Bringing your dog to France from the USA

France’s appeal is now even more international, as an increasing number of US citizens are giving up on the home country and moving to France along with their pets. Emigrating across continents with your beloved pet dog or cat is a stressful experience at best as well as being an expensive undertaking. Although things rarely go wrong, it’s just the thought that they might which causes sleepless nights prior to departure day. At present, bringing a dog to France from the UK is straightforward due to the EU’s Pet Passport scheme,...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Thailand hospital business expects boom in medical tourism

According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018. Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

First two Western expat women get Saudi driving licenses

Finally, Western women as well as their Saudi equivalents can now get their driving licenses. June 24 is a day Saudi women and their Western female friends thought they’d never, ever see – the day those who’ve received their driving licenses can hit the road! Two expat women friends, one from Finland and the other from the USA, were first in the queue to receive the precious driving permits. They’d both applied right after the news broke and were thrilled to get two of the first licenses issued to Western women. Laura Alho...
25 May at 6 PM 2018

Brit father and son VAT fraudsters captured in Spain

A recently arrived British father and son have been arrested in their villa near Benidorm for a one million VAT fraud. Benidorm was the chosen expat refuge for Brian Colwell and his son Jamie, just as it has been for decades for criminals fleeing the long arm of British justice, but the unsavoury pair have now been hauled back to the UK to begin their prison sentences. The pair were finally tracked down to their villa outside the favourite Spanish beach resort by investigators from HM Revenue and Customs after they’d breached their...
24 May at 6 PM 2018

Tips for students heading for an expat semester in Italy

Things you’ll need to know if you’re contemplating a semester at an Italian university. One way to experience expat life at the same time as upgrading your university education is to spend a semester either as an intern or student. For those hoping to be able to travel and maybe even settle as expats in a foreign land, it’s also a great way to get your bearings as regards adjusting to a new culture. Italy is a fascinating, incredibly beautiful and historic place to start your journey of a lifetime. Whether you’re planning...
23 May at 6 PM 2018

Irish expats flocking back home to vote for safe abortions

Inspired by the hashtag ‘hometovote’, a wave of concerned Irish emigrants is arriving back in the home country to vote for safe abortions and women’s right to decide. Ireland’s abortion referendum comes after many decades of the harshest anti-abortion laws on the planet. The admittedly controversial procedure is almost non-existent in the country even if a pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, and is only permissible should the mother’s life be in danger. Every day, an average of 10 pregnant women travel to the UK to...
18 May at 6 PM 2018

Avoiding scams whilst checking out popular expat destinations

Would-be expats spending time off in their chosen destination before the actual move should watch out for the tourist traps they’ll encounter regularly once they’re residents in the region. Unless you’re relocating due to your job, visiting your chosen destination several times before you leave your home country and dive into expat life is an essential part of the emigration process. It enables you to view the region as a resident rather than just a tourist as well as familiarising yourself with what to avoid as well as what to...
16 May at 6 PM 2018

Australia is still a favourite with Brit retirees but its own are leaving

Australia is still popular with UK expat retirees, but its own seniors are leaving for more affordable foreign destinations. The numbers of elderly Australians leaving their home country for a less expensive life overseas have dramatically increased over the past decade, with Oz expat communities forming in Spain, Cambodia and Thailand. In 2016, almost two thousand Australian pensioners over the age of 55 relocated to various retiree hubs in Italy and Greece as well as New Zealand, mostly due to rising property prices and the soaring...
8 May at 6 PM 2018

Is Bitcoin a financial best friend for expats

It’s fair to say Bitcoin is now a huge topic of interest amongst the worldwide expat community as well as an investment for the adventurous. First created and launched in 2009, the cryptocurrency concept was designed to become a universal method of payment achieved through secure, automated transactions. In fact, the design itself was the groundwork for a totally new monetary system. From the start, it was used as an investment as well as a currency, leading to the amazing 2017 rise in its value from $1,000 to $19,000 over a short...
19 Apr at 6 PM 2018

How to avoid the pitfalls of emigration from the UK

British expats often leave the homeland for locations worldwide without calculating the emotional cost of adjustment and the financial cost of settling in an unfamiliar country. Falling in love with a country whilst on holiday is a major reason for many Brits’ decisions to up sticks and emigrate before they’ve any idea of the reality of living overseas. Considerations such as ease of travel back to the home country if necessary, local schooling for the kids, local shops and transport options and much more simply don’t figure in...