Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

14 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Entrepreneurial female millennials love the digital nomad lifestyle

Digital nomads come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities and colours, and they’re not always men! Entrepreneurial millennial women are taking the road to exotic destinations and loving every minute of their journey. Whether they’re writing travel blogs, creating apps, running online sales sites specialising in local products or blogging about anything and everything that comes to mind, female digital nomads are as important to the trend as are their male counterparts. In addition, they’re just as thrilled to get away from the...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats on Spain regret their leave votes whilst Brit ambassador ducks the issue

In a recent BBC Channel 4 News item, British expats in Spain who voted Leave in the referendum admitted they are now bitterly regretting their decisions. Some 300,000 British expats are at present living in Spain, divided into retirees, working professionals, SME owners and students or researchers at Spanish universities. The Channel 4 News report featured a number of Brits settled in and near Alicante on the Costa del Sol, with many admitting they’re now scared for their futures in their chosen country. One interviewee told the...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Are QROPS still an option post-Brexit?

Retirement – what about a post-Brexit QROPS? The freedom to choose another country for your retirement years is a romantic notion, but it’s now become far more popular due to ease of travel and a wide choice of destinations to suit all pockets. The excitement of a whole new environment is hard to resist, especially as many Western countries are mired in political chaos and instability. Sadly, for would-be British expats, Brexit is almost certain to slash their options as regards choice of a new homeland, but it’s also providing...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Venezuelan sex traffickers targeting Brit expats in southern Spain

People-trafficking mafias in Venezuela are targeting the sexual services market in southern Spain, aiming their activities at expats and tourists. Articles in the British press are claiming prostitution arrest statistics are soaring, quoting an astonishing 12,000 per cent increase in victim numbers over the past four years. The modus operandum of the sex traffickers is straightforward, simply involving flying prostitutes from Venezuela to popular expat and tourist destinations and putting them to work. Alicante is a favourite hotspot...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2019

New Europeans pushing Green Card as a solution for Brit expat free movement

Is a European green card the solution for Brit expats’ free movement needs? The idea of a European Green card as a solution to the Brexit removal of British expats’ free movement rights is now gaining ground. Originally put forward by pro-EU campaign group New Europeans, the suggestion is now gaining support from an increasing number of members of the European Parliament as well as from members of the public. Some 57,000 supporters have signed an online petition, with the group’s leaders now being invited to attend a hearing...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2019

One euro Sicilian village property offer sees thousands of willing buyers

If you’ve ever dreamed of finding an incredibly affordable property in a charming Sicilian village, now’s your chance! The offer earlier this week of 17 dilapidated, traditional homes in Sicily’s picturesque mountain village of Sambuca for just one euro each resulted in a property stampede as thousands of would-be buyers rushed to secure the property bargains of the century. The reason for the sales was to save the village from total depopulation, as most of its inhabitants have either died of old age or left for jobs in nearby...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2019

How will EU expats in the UK cope with a post-Brexit world?

What’s in store post-Brexit for EU expatriates living and working in the UK? Whilst the media focus of Brexit effects has centred on the needs of British expats living in EU member states, Britain’s divorce from the EU will also affect European expats in the UK. For those who haven’t already left or are planning to relocate once Brexit is a done deal, the future could well be as fraught as that experienced by UK expats in Europe. In addition, the immediate disruption caused by Brexit is likely to discourage Europeans from...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Shanghai urged to get rabies vaccinations

Many expats visiting rural areas of China during the New Year festivities aren’t aware they’re at risk of rabies. The Chinese New Year festivities are the perfect excuse for expats to travel to China’s spectacular rural regions, but a Shanghai hospital is strongly advising expatriates to get vaccinated against rabies before they take the trip. According to doctors working in the ER at Shanghai’s Jiahui International Hospital, expats are more at risk as they generally aren’t aware of the risk of rabies outside the country’s...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Poor work-life balance affects 72 per cent of globally mobile expats

If a recent survey is taken seriously, it would seem almost 75 per cent of globally mobile individuals are less than overjoyed about their work-life balance. The recently-released results of yet another expat survey paint a less than happy picture of life as a globally mobile expat professional. The main issue would seem to be a lack of enough downtime to spend with their families, and loneliness is an equally serious problem for expats travelling alone. In addition, a similar study revealed that those in international assignments...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Spain warned over ‘very likely’ terror attacks

Although the British Foreign Office gave no reason for its terror attack warning, vigilance seems to be the message. Both tourists and expatriates in Spain are being urged to be aware of the terrorism threat and to follow any instructions given by local authorities across the country. No reason was given as to why the warning was issued, but a recent newspaper article claiming an ISIS member now in police custody was planning to attack the popular Manilva fair may have spiked the announcement. Costa del Sol police arrested the...