Expatriates

How to craft a ‘Corporate Housing Christmas’

How to craft a ‘Corporate Housing Christmas’
Katie Smith, December 14, 2018

Make Your Own Decorations

If you are staying in corporate housing over the Christmas period, you may not wish to spend money on Christmas decorations which can be expensive and impractical to transport when the time comes to vacate the property. For those on overseas business assignments, it can be tough to be away from home at Christmas... Especially for those travelling with young families.

Don’t let the thought of spending the festive season in an undecorated house make you (or your kids) feel blue; instead, embrace to the opportunity to get crafty! Making your own inexpensive and eco-disposable Christmas decorations is the perfect solution for cheering yourself up and getting into the Christmas spirit at minimal cost! Check out these three fun festive ideas:

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Christmas Dinner Around the World

Christmas Dinner Around the World
Sofie Finemore, December 14, 2018

Traditions of home

The festive season is upon us once again!  In the UK, the tradition is to put up our Christmas trees and listen to old festive pop-songs on repeat...But no matter what else is happening there is one thing on our mind... Our delicious Christmas feast. Most of us will be picturing a huge turkey, gravy and fluffy Yorkshire puddings, traditionally served with roasted potatoes and root vegetables, sprouts, stuffing, pigs in blankets and condiments like bread or cranberry sauce.

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Categories: Expatriates, International

Relocating Animals...The Wrong Way!

Relocating Animals...The Wrong Way!
Sofie Finemore, November 26, 2018

Pet Relocation

We all love our cuddly (or not so cuddly) animal companions, with an estimated 51 million of us owning a pet in the UK, it seems natural that we would take our ‘animal-family’ with us when we relocate. Brits are animal lovers with our most popular pets being dogs and cats – which frequently travel internationally with their owners.

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The Best Locations for Digital Connectivity

The Best Locations for Digital Connectivity
Sophie Watkins, November 2, 2018

Most of us are technology obsessed, from mobile phones to laptops and tablets we like to be connected for work and play, anywhere, anytime… We love our reliable WiFi and 5G… If you are considering relocating but aren’t ready for a ‘digital detox’ or are looking for a destination that is a strong contender in the age of technology, then these are the locations for you (along with a few to avoid from a tech standpoint) according to the International Expat Insider 2018 Survey.

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The Rise of the Corporate Housing Provider

The Rise of the Corporate Housing Provider
Grace Elvin, November 1, 2018

A change in attitude

Corporate housing is coming into its own; companies, leisure and business travellers alike are seeing the attraction of serviced apartments when compared with long-term hotel stays. So what has caused this change in attitude over recent years? Many businesses readily acknowledge that corporate housing is both more reasonably priced than hotels (considering the length of stays are on average 30 days+) and provide more comfortable and luxurious surroundings for their staff.

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The World’s Most Expensive Accommodation for Business Travellers

The World’s Most Expensive Accommodation for Business Travellers
Charlotte Luck, September 20, 2018

A $1.4 trillion industry

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), business travel is a $1.4 trillion industry. With business travel now becoming everyday life for most of us, the need for serviced apartments and corporate housing is on the rise, with fewer businesses turning to hotels to fulfil their accommodation needs. Corporate housing and serviced apartment providers offer the business traveller a home from home experience with luxury surroundings and additional services.

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Top foods British Expats will miss abroad

Top foods British Expats will miss abroad
Sofie Finemore, September 20, 2018

One of the best things about moving abroad is having the opportunity to try exciting new things; meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and exploring new cuisines. Trying wonderful new foods can be the highlight of any trip, we can wistfully dream of traditional schnitzels in Austria, escargot in France and the beautiful pasta dishes of Italy. Strangely enough, and somewhat less elegantly, I have noted amongst my friends’ popular foods that are seemingly impossible to locate whilst us Brits are away. It is my pleasure to share these delicacies with you as listed below:

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Top Expat Destinations - HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

Top Expat Destinations - HSBC Expat Explorer Survey
Amber Pittard, August 21, 2018

In their most recent survey (2017), HSBC quizzed over 27,000 expats from across the world, encouraging them to share their thoughts on their new location. The data is presently used widely by HR, global mobility and talent professionals that are involved in the global mobility and expat selection process, however the survey is also useful for employees that are in the process of relocating, those currently on assignment and others that simply want to see where their city is positioned amongst the global rankings.

Can you guess which locations are at the top?

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