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The New Tribe Of Travellers Seeking Increasingly Authentic Experiences

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:55:40)
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Ever since the first caveman stepped outside his hovel and grunted whatever translated as ‘I wonder what’s over that hill’, mankind has been travelling and exploring.

From that first loincloth-clad voyager to the likes of Marco Polo, Columbus and Neil Armstrong, humans have been pushing out further and further from their home turfs, filling in the blank spaces on maps and planting flags in the ground.   more ...

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Why Do Brits Abroad Have Such A High Level Of Reciprocal Health Agreements?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (17:17:20)
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When making plans to travel overseas, most people are advised to apply for health insurance that will cover them in case of an emergency during the course of their stay. This makes it possible for them to seek the medical attention they need in a foreign land, without having to worry about an astronomical bill.   more ...

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The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expats

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (16:54:34)
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There are plenty of factors to consider when deciding to relocate abroad. Practical matters such as visa requirements, healthcare, taxation, language and culture shock play a significant role in deciding where to settle down. Many expats move abroad on job assignments, while others move to countries that have jobs on offer especially for foreigners, such as English teaching jobs.   more ...

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The Most Common Expat Concerns, And How To Address Them

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (15:38:52)
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Leaving home for another country can be a daunting task for anyone, and expats usually have a number of apprehensions before they move. Each destination has its own particular set of challenges that need to be dealt with, as do individual circumstances. However, most expat concerns fall broadly within a few areas. Managing finances, career prospects, cultural integration and personal health and safety are some of the more frequent causes of worry.   more ...

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Which Countries Offer The Highest Standards Of Expat Education?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (15:04:13)
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There are many reasons why people move abroad. Some move for better job prospects. Moving to a different part of the world allows you to access to a new job market. Relocating to a place which you know has the opportunities you are interested in, will enable you to get your dream job and experience the career progress you want.

In some cases, people become disillusioned with the country they live in. This could happen for various reasons such as the increasing costs of living, lack of proper accommodation and excessive taxation among others.   more ...

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The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2016

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (14:22:01)
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The HSBC Explorer Survey is one of the largest global expat surveys that provides insights on how countries compare across the globe, based on an in-depth analysis from 26,871 expats across 190 different locations. The survey, now in its ninth year, is useful for those who are not certain where they want to move, are deciding between a few countries and want to compare their home country with other countries.   more ...

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Which Countries Attract The Most Highly Skilled Expats?

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (13:52:03)
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“Knowledge is power” they say, but did you know that sometimes it can also be a ticket to the career and life you may have always dreamed of, not just in your home country but also in a different nation?

Companies, and even the governments of various states, are keen to attract knowledge workers from all over the world. These professionals, often referred to as highly skilled migrants, are sought after because they can make contributions as well as enhancements to the economy.   more ...

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Where Are The Highest-Paying Expat Jobs In Europe?

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (15:22:52)
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Due to a number of different reasons, professional expats tend to earn higher incomes than their peers back in their country of origin do. Taxes are of course a major contributing factor – many expats choose to live in countries that have a lower tax rate than their home countries.   more ...

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The Five Riskiest Places To Live As An Expat

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (14:31:05)
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When it comes to choosing an expat destination there are several factors that you need to look at carefully.

For many, the safety and security levels of a country are of prime importance.

This does not just refer to the crime and violence rates in the nation.   more ...

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The Friendliest Places In The World For Expats

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017 (13:49:31)
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As globalization brings the world closer, you don’t have to limit yourself to living in one place. You can now travel to a new country and settle down in the location of your choice. Of course, some nations have become more popular as expat destinations than others, because of various factors including their standard of living, ease of settling in, safety and security, benefits, infrastructure, education, career opportunities, work-life balance, climate, cost of living, and local culture. Everyone has a different reason for choosing a place to live in and people’s preferences are therefore likely to vary. If you are looking for your next expat destination, it may be advisable for you to consider a place that is relatively nice and easy to live in.   more ...

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Aviva International

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Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.