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Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages

Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages
South Africa isn’t one of the best-known destinations for ambitious expatriate professionals, but it’s definitely one of the most spectacular. The sheer beauty and diversity of this vast country set at the lowest point of the African continent needs to be seen to be believed, and its totally unique variety of cultures have made it a...

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment
Africa’s low competition and huge number of business opportunities make it an option for tech start-ups. Whilst Africa may well be low on the list of desirable locations for expat tech start-ups, those who’re brave enough to accept the challenge will be amazed at the number of uncontested opportunities across the vast continent....

There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays

Posted on November 26, 2019 in UAE
STORY LINK There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays
There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays
This expat version of there and back again might well explain why many never make it back to the home country on a permanent basis. Expatriation for career purposes is assumed to be temporary at best, dependent on what’s on offer elsewhere once the gloss falls off the present position and a higher salary is in the offing. Moving on once...

Qatar now encouraging expat professionals to buy rather than renting homes

Qatar now encouraging expat professionals to buy rather than renting homes
Newly arrived expat professionals in Qatar are being encouraged to invest in property rather than rent. Qatar’s various new policies are aimed at making the emirate more attractive to expat professionals, with the most important the new five-year residency visa. This and an increase in the number of areas where freehold properties are...

Expat renters pushed out of central Prague by Airbnb

Expat renters pushed out of central Prague by Airbnb
Incoming expatriates are being squeezed out of central Prague accommodation by Airbnb short term bookings. Life is getting tricky for newly-arrived expat professionals in Prague, as 25 per cent of rental apartments in the Old Town are being rented out to tourists using Airbnb. The reason is obvious – renting via the flat-sharing service...

Shanghai showing the world how to nurture expatriate talent

Shanghai showing the world how to nurture expatriate talent
Shanghai is showing the world how to attract and keep top expat talent. The expatriate population in Shanghai now numbers over 200,000 and is the largest in the whole of China. Services specifically aimed at serving expatriate professionals are comprehensive and are expected to provide a model example for other regions in the vast country,...

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways
Finding a less well known Caribbean island for your expat retirement years could be the best thing you’ve ever done. When people consider the Caribbean as a retirement destination, they normally concentrate on the more expensive, larger, better-known and far more touristy islands in the archipelago, rightly rejecting all on the grounds...

British expats fleeing mainland Europe should head for Cyprus

British expats fleeing mainland Europe should head for Cyprus
If you’re a fan of world history and love the Mediterranean lifestyle, the ancient island of Cyprus is waiting for you. Always a favourite for Brits searching sunshine, warmth and a laid-back lifestyle, Cyprus has a lot to offer for those planning to emigrate rather than staying in post-Brexit Britain. The island’s incredible history...

Indonesia falls flat as an expat destination in recent survey

Indonesia falls flat as an expat destination in recent survey
Expats love living in Indonesia but feel its offerings have their limitations. Expats who’ve made the move to Indonesia won’t have been surprised by the exotic country’s fall in the current release of the 2019 Expat Explorer survey. Out of 31 countries which took part in the study, the archipelago scored a sad 31st out of 33...

Where in Asia can expats be sure of safety and security?

Where in Asia can expats be sure of safety and security?
For many would-be expats, their fascination with Asia began in childhood and continued until they were actually given an opportunity to move to a location somewhere on the vast continent. As with all relocations, safety and security is a priority, especially if the chosen destination isn’t exactly first-world. Asian states such as...