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DIY expat relocation made easier via a new TripAdvisor style website

DIY expat relocation made easier via a new TripAdvisor style website
Relocating without the help of a company can be scary at best and terrifying at worst. Nowadays, many expats on reassignment as well as those looking for jobs or starting a new business overseas are forced to relocate themselves. Most don’t realise just how tricky a move to a totally unfamiliar country can be, even if it’s been the...

Will the coronavirus panic change the expat world for ever?

Will the coronavirus panic change the expat world for ever?
Border closures are leaving millions of expats worldwide with no way to stay and no way to leave. Expats who’ve taken their qualifications, knowledge and aspirations to countries all over the world could be forgiven for feeling resentful that all their efforts may count for nothing now that the pandemic is controlling their lives one...

Expats in China now under suspicion of being virus carriers

Expats in China now under suspicion of being virus carriers
As citizens in Wuhan and the rest of China claw their lives back from the pandemic, expat residents are now experiencing prejudice caused by the fear they’ll spark a new round of infection. Expats living and working in China are now under suspicion of harbouring the covid-19 virus, especially if they’ve been travelling outside the...

Tips on settling in for expats heading for Prague

Tips on settling in for expats heading for Prague
If you’re still planning a move to Prague after the coronavirus crisis cools down, these tips will help you settle in and get on with your new life. Before the worldwide crisis broke, Prague was fast gaining a great reputation as an expat hub for its unique culture, fascinating history and business opportunities. All these attractions...

Big ticket expat hirings in India put on hold due to COVID-19

Big ticket expat hirings in India put on hold due to COVID-19
Big ticket hirings of expats in India are being pushed back due to international travel restrictions and fears of virus transmission. For top-talent expat professionals expecting to join their new Indian companies in the very near future, the coronavirus pandemic and its travel restrictions are causing long delays. In addition,even more...

Expats in Thailand fear for their rights during state of emergency

Expats in Thailand fear for their rights during state of emergency
With Thailand now under a state of emergency decree, how will expats cope? Wednesday’s governmental emergency decree effectively closes off Thailand from the rest of the world until after April 30, supposedly to reduce the numbers of coronavirus infections now spreading upwards and downwards from Bangkok. Senior citizens are being told...

Favourite tech-friendly destinations for expat entrepreneurs

Favourite tech-friendly destinations for expat entrepreneurs
Talented tech expats now have a choice of world countries able to fulfil their dreams of entrepreneurship. For the past decade, the buzzword for the younger worldwide expat community has been ‘tech’ – as hundreds of thousands of would-be leaders in the field take their ideas to new countries in the hope of finding the crock of gold...

Affordable Hong Kong prefabricated apartment block aimed at tech expats

Affordable Hong Kong prefabricated apartment block aimed at tech expats
The next wave of expat tech experts to hit Hong Kong will have a new style of affordable prefabricated accommodation. Although Hong Kong now has its own coronavirus outbreak to contend with, its property developers are still looking to the future with an innovative new form of accommodation. Set to be on the market by the beginning of...

Soaring costs of living worldwide can confuse relocating expats

Soaring costs of living worldwide can confuse relocating expats
Unexpectedly high costs of living are driving newly arrived expats back to the home country. Expats on overseas reassignments are expected to be able to cope on their increased salaries as well as being given allowances for accommodation, kids’ schooling and other perks if they’re lucky. However, the soaring costs of living in many...

Expats on Malta getting mixed reactions from locals

Expats on Malta getting mixed reactions from locals
Would be expats heading for Malta might do well to change their minds. Once known as one of the world’s most welcoming destinations for expats, Malta is now turning to expat-bashing due to its issues with the coronavirus pandemic. British expats who’ve lived, worked or retired on the island for many years are now having to face...