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Worldwide Expat News - Page 5 of 292

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

The Exotic Islands of French Polynesia

Appearing on a map as minute green specs in the South Pacific, the countless islands of French Polynesia are spread across five archipelagos. Like gems in a crown, each island stands proud no matter its size and the waterfalls, dense jungle and desert plateaus bring each to life. Whilst there are a number of airlines which venture to French Polynesia, Air Tahiti is relied upon for island hopping as the regions only domestic provider. To avoid cyclones, visit between May and October. ... Read more

How to Make Language Barriers Easier as an Expat

Whilst English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, expats should not assume that it has been adopted everywhere. Living and working in a location where you know none of the local lingo can have you feeling like a fish out of water and heighten anxiety. Feeling lost and unable to communicate is extremely debilitating so take on board our tips below to ensure your new life begins without a hitch. Learn the Local Language As an expat, you ... Read more

Expatriate Group Secure EMMA Position

The InterContinental at London's O2 arena hosted The Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards. The evening celebrates the success of companies who provide the global mobility market with outstanding contributions and services. Expatriate Group were revealed as a shortlist contender earlier this year in the International Healthcare and Risk Management Provider of the Year category. They were in good company, with Rolls-Royce, Hewlett Packard and HSBC featuring in other categories. Come the evening, Expatriate Group received the runner-up position, closely missing out on the ... Read more

The Best Game Reserves for Safari in South Africa

Many consider South Africa the home of safaris. Many people dream of jetting to the southern tip of the great continent to see the likes of lions, elephants, and giraffes in their natural habitat. The countless reserves encompass every possible landscape, from desert and forest to mountain and coast. However, each has an incredible array of wildlife which is all protected by the reserve. Shamwari Game Reserve Shamwari Game Reserve is the southernmost Big Game private reserve in South Africa. Furthermore, it is ... Read more

Kuwait Propose 15 Year Expat Cap

Currently, there are approximately 3,150,115 expatriates living in Kuwait. This figure accounts for 69.7% of the total population – heavily outweighing native Kuwaitis. The largest expat community is Indian, with around 1 million citizens, followed by Egyptians at around 700,000 people. Recently, the Kuwaiti population has been increasing their pressure on the government to address the imbalance of expatriates in the country. A parliamentary committee has been working to address the issue and there has been a proposal of a 15-year cap ... Read more

What Is Expat Life Really Like in Poland?

There is a large expatriate community of Polish citizens in the UK. Many younger Polish people head over to get a better grasp on the English language, benefit from better-paying jobs and become part of the UK’s growing Polish community. However, you very rarely hear of many people moving to Poland. Despite its beautiful architecture, amazing food, and welcoming locals, many still let visions of Auschwitz, people queuing for bread in the snow, and the Iron Curtain skew their opinion. However, opinions ... Read more

Big Win for International Broking Partner Global Albatross

Expatriate Group are thrilled to congratulate Global Albatross, one of our international broking partners, on a fantastic award win. The Health Insurance Awards 2017 were held in the wonderful Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane on October 19th. New Zealand based Global Albatross made the lengthy journey to the UK after being listed as a finalist in the Best Individual International PMI Intermediary category. Global Albatross went on to win the Best Individual International PMI Intermediary award and we extremely pleased for the ... Read more

Shining a Light on the French Antilles: Part 2

Last month we transported you to Sint Marteen and St Barts in part one of our French Antilles series. This time around, our journey takes us to the beautiful Guadeloupe and Martinique. Sit back, relax, and indulge in French, Dutch and Creole culture. Guadeloupe In the heart of the Caribbean, Guadeloupe is actually an archipelago of fiver islands; Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Las Saintes, La Desirade and Marie-Galante. Although each island is very much French, they are also undeniably Caribbean, resulting in a beautiful Creole ... Read more

Women Finally Granted Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia

On September 26th 2017, Saudi Arabia finally granted its female citizens the right to drive. Whilst women were not banned from getting behind the wheel, Saudi law required citizens to use a locally issued license whilst in the country. Funnily enough, these licenses could not be issued to women. Therefore, it was effectively illegal for women to drive. This latest move in the Kingdom is part of an ongoing political shakeup which has so far seen an abolishment of tax-free living and ... Read more

The 5 Most Haunted Hotels in The World

With Halloween fast approaching, we thought it fitting to cast our eyes over the most haunted hotels in the world. Often the locations of happy family holidays or romantic city breaks, hotels are the last place we’d expect to feel fear. Come with us on a frightening journey as we unveil the hotels where you’d unlikely want to rest your head, especially come the 31st October. Stanley Hotel, Colorado, USA The inspiration for Stephen King’s chilling masterpiece, The Shining, the Stanley Hotel is ... Read more
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