Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong female expat entrepreneurs discriminated against by investors

Although Hong Kong gives the best gender balance on investment panels, for female entrepreneurs it’s still a man’s world. Entreprenuers need funding more than anything else, but the females of the species tend to have a hard time in Hong Kong. According to a recent survey, too many female talents aren’t getting the financial help they need due to a preponderance of men on investment boards. However, one sympathetic backer is attempting to rebalance the issue by helping female entrepenuers get the start-up cash they need. CEO...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain unhappy over new NIE requirements

British expats’ confusion over the new requirement for getting an NIE number is now turning to outrage. The recent modification of the rules for obtaining the essential NIE identification number is causing confusion and anger across UK expat communities in Spain. The NIE is a foreigner identification number issued to all expats wishing to stay in Spain for over three months, but the new requirements include a revamp of the original application procedure. Due to come into force on the first day after the UK leaves the EU, the rules...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Gibraltar gets the worst news about its post-Brexit future

The nightmare Brexit scenario for expats and locals in Gibraltar has now been revealed. The horrendous details of Brexit’s effect on the Rock and its inhabitants have been revealed as part of the Government’s Brexit Advice Booklet. The release coincided with Gibraltar’s new Brexit Information Office and is being received with anger and fear by expats as well as local people on both sides of the Spanish border. It’s no surprise that its first prediction involves the daily movement of goods and people, stating both will be...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2019

US expats now facing passport revocation for tax debt

US expats who’ve had their passports revoked due to FATCA are now facing action as regards work permits and visas. Passport revocation can have serious implications for expats with business visas and work permits, with the impact of action by the US taxman far more serious than that for US taxpayers in the home country. According to chair of American Citizens Abroad Jonathan Latowitz, problems caused by passport revocation are potentially far worse for US expats overseas than they are for domestic American citizens as it can trigger...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Thomas Cook bankruptcy spells disaster for expat-owned businesses in Spain

The sudden collapse of Thomas Cook is now threatening British-owned businesses in Majorca with a similar fate. The popular holiday island’s beaches are now bereft of happy holidaymakers, with tourism-oriented British businesses suffering a devastating downturn in trade. The massive repatriation which took place after the firm’s voluntary liquidation has destroyed the resort island’s reputation as a cheap and cheerful holiday destination as well as dealing a huge blow to local businesses. British bar and restaurant owners are...
30 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Shanghai ups its efforts to support expat integration

Expats in Shanghai can now access an extra dozen Foreigner’ Social Integration Service Centres located in the city’s research, art and museum institutions. Set up by the Shanghai Exit Entry Administration Bureau after the launch on September 16 of China’s first Permanent Residence Service Centre, the 12 new stations will work in tandem with six already established Immigrant Integration Service Stations. The centre for permanent residence, located in Zhangjuang Hi-Tech Park, already offers multiple services in addition to...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Urgent travel warning issued for expats and tourists as Spain’s extreme weather returns

British expats and holidaymakers in Spain are being urged to take note of the Foreign Office’s urgent travel warning. Following on from the earlier ‘worst storms in over a century’ in Valencia, the Foreign Office is now warning tourists and expats over more outbreaks of extreme weather. Last week, Valencia and its region suffered biblical floods, massive storms, flash floods and damage to property and vehicles, with the latest travel warning an indication there’s more of the same on the way. Torrential rain is expected to...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat residents, tourists and locals in Spain hit by monstrous storms and a tornado

As massive thunderstorms and floods hit Spain’s favourite expat locations, Madrid residents are trapped in biblical-style floods. Worst hit was Arganda, a semi-rural district to the southeast of Madrid, with huge storms releasing torrents of rain turning the streets to rapids and washing away cars just a few minutes after the storm broke. The capital’s metro was badly affected with its lines 5 and 9 cut off, and parts of the M30 and M40 motorways are under water. The fast-moving hailstorm hit yesterday between 5.30 and 6pm, with...
20 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Leaked report quantifies major post-Brexit hassles for UK expats

The leaked Yellowhammer report is warning UK citizens and expats attempting to travel to or in the EU will face maximum stays of just 90 days and stricter passport checks on arrival. The British Embassy in Spain is expected to be overrun with consular enquiries from devastated and angry Brits as well as having to deal with consular assistance for vulnerable UK citizens. One of the major elements in Theresa May’s rejected Brexit deal was aimed at protecting the rights of both the one million Brits in the EU and their 3.5 million EU...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Is expat sexism alive and kicking in the Czech Republic?

Expats are taking sides over controversy concerning female-only parking spaces in Prague. Whilst parking spaces reserved for women drivers are commonplace in German and Austrian restaurants, outside motorway restrooms and in shopping mall basements, it’s not usual to find the facility in the Czech Republic’s capital of Prague. However, it seems that, should one be discovered, expat females take the provision as an insult as men don’t have the same designated facilities. The few that do exist at the present time include a...