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Santa’s post-Christmas getaway: The best places for Santa to put his feet up in the New Year

Santa’s post-Christmas getaway: The best places for Santa to put his feet up in the New Year
Gabriella Vianello, December 20, 2017

So the tinsel is on the tree and the presents have been wrapped, but as we look forward to the biggest day of the year, Santa eagerly awaits a well-earned rest. After spending the past few months busy making toys for children all over the world, Santa has decided to swap the snowy mountains of the North Pole for somewhere altogether sunnier before he must return to his grotto and start preparing for Christmas 2018! Along with Mrs. Claus, Santa may soon be grabbing his passport, jumping in his sleigh and whizzing off to one of these relaxing retreats…

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Considering Corporate Housing? Bear in mind these 4 factors…

Considering Corporate Housing? Bear in mind these 4 factors…
Gabriella Vianello, November 28, 2017

Whether you are going on a business trip, moving for a short-term project or relocating on a more permanent basis, the quality of your accommodation can be the deciding factor in whether an assignment is a success. With continuous expansion within the Corporate Housing sector, the number of accommodation options available is on the increase. As a result, before making the big move, it is vital to research what the best fit will be for you. By considering the factors below, you can ensure that you choose not only affordable housing, but accommodation that meets your specific needs…

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Best countries to relocate to in 2017

Best countries to relocate to in 2017
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

There are many different reasons why people choose to relocate permanently, from job prospects and education to just overall quality of life; but which countries are really the best to relocate to? The United Nation’s annual Human Development Report, which looks at nearly 200 countries and many different categories including financial wealth, gender equality, life expectancy and education, currently ranks Norway as the best country in the world to live in. 

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The Most Expensive Cities for Expats

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 16, 2017

There is a new city at the top of Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking; Hong Kong is now the most expensive city for an expat to live in (knocking the previous title holder Luanda - the Angolan capital, off the leader board). Many European and North American countries are counted among the priciest places to live; Switzerland has a high cost of living and VAT attached to everything, Denmark has exceedingly high tax rates, and Canada has one of the most overvalued real estate markets in the world. 

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