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Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic

Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic
Expats living in Turkey are having a far easier time than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe. Turkey was a favourite for Western expats right up until the violence of the Arab Spring, but seems now to be regaining its popularity due to its sensitive approach to the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s recently reformed healthcare...

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears
Just as the Philippines was recovering its popularity with expats looking to settle in Southeast Asia, Metro Manila’s mega city has been closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past several decades, would-be expats looking for the perfect tropical location mostly headed for Thailand’s southern shores, ignoring Vietnam...

Is Gronigen an alternative to Amsterdam for expat professionals?

Is Gronigen an alternative to Amsterdam for expat professionals?
As major cities in countries popular with expat professionals become more crowded and expensive, seeking out alternatives in the chosen country seems the only way forward. The Netherlands has long been an all-time favourite for expat entrepreneurs, especially those in the tech sector. As a result, accommodation is now in short supply and...

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats
As more and more would-be expats choose the lesser-known Southeast Asian countries rather than the usual European destinations, the Philippines is coming into its own as a destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and retirees. One of the archipelago’s major attractions for those to whom learning an Asian language is a nightmare is...

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals
Entrepreneurial expats heading for Portugal urged to collaborate with the country’s universities to take advantage of untapped business potential. For those hoping to start their own companies as part of their expatriation strategy, merging soon-to-be qualified university students who meet their requirements with existing expat...

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era
British expats needing a taste of home could be disappointed once the Nicosia Debenhams closes its doors. For many British expats, a taste of home is almost essential for their health and well-being and is taken into account when deciding on a suitable country for work or retirement. Over the years, businesses in many UK expat hubs have...

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations
For those planning to leave the home country for a stress-free retirement, is the coronavirus epidemic a wake-up call? One key aspect of retiring or working overseas is the new country’s level of healthcare expertise combined with its cost, as coping with a medical emergency is one of the scariest aspects of relocation. Obviously,...

Expats on a budget are giving Thailand a miss

Expats on a budget are giving Thailand a miss
Thailand’s soaring baht and harsh new rules for Westerners are forcing budget-minded expats to choose another destination. First popular with American servicemen during the Vietnam War, Thailand became a hub for tourists as well as Western retirees several decades ago. Its ‘something for everyone’ allure took in everything from the...

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar
Over the past decade, complaints over the mis-selling of pension products have reached an all-time high, with headlines on the subject a regular read in on- and offline media. Due to the lack of legal protection from the mis-selling of financial products in a high number of popular expat destinations, the factors of these scams are...

Is Malaysia a favourite destination for older expats?

Is Malaysia a favourite destination for older expats?
Living and working or even retiring in Asia is now more popular than ever before, but the issues of developing countries as regards infrastructure, services and clean air can be problematic. As other Southeast Asian destinations are losing their appeal for many would-be expats, Malaysia seems to tick all the boxes as regards cost of...