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17% of Americans Took Less Than 5 Days of Vacation in 2015

It’s no secret that taking a vacation can do you a power of good. Statistics suggest, for example, that 40% of people taking time off come back to work feeling re-energized and more productive. Even better, fully 50% of people report feeling more rested and “reconnected to their personal life” after taking time away from the office. This why heading abroad shouldn’t just be seen as a luxury – or as being “lazy” and shirking your workplace responsibilities, but that time away ... Read more

60% of Travellers Never Truly “Unplug” While on Vacation

Over the last few years a number of studies have revealed the declining ability of vacationers to make full use of their time away from the office. For example we’ve discussed the most “vacation deprived” countries in the world, how 40% of Americans fail to take their full vacation entitlement and that 22% of us feel guilty about taking time off work. Now a new survey from Expedia paints an even starker picture; even while we’re away from the office on vacation we’re ... Read more

US Expats Owing Taxes Could Lose Passports

As mentioned previously here on Expatriate Healthcare, the United States is one of the few countries which demands taxes from its citizens no matter where they happen to be living and where their income has been earned. It is one of only two countries in the world to do this and has been a constant source of anguish for some expats. Indeed, an increasing number of Americans living overseas have opted to give up their American citizenship rather than paying what they see ... Read more

New United States Policy May Hamper British Visitors

Possessing a British passport brings with it a wide range of benefits. Over the years UK citizens have enjoyed easy and widespread travel to a huge number of countries. These days there are very few countries which are closed to British visitors, with many countries also offering entry without the visa required from many other nationalities. In short, British passports can open up an exciting and hassle-free world of international travel or expat living. One perfect example of just a destination is the USA, long ... Read more

Bah Humbug! 56% of Americans Admit Christmas Isn’t a Holiday

The festive season is finally upon us, and we at Expatriate Healthcare would like to wish you every happiness. It is, if the songs are to be believed, “the most wonderful time of the year”. And yet. Evidence from US travel comparison site Priceline suggests that many of you might be experiencing more than a little bit of tension right now. Indeed if their recent survey, published at the end of last month, is to be believed then the reality of Christmas is rather different ... Read more

22% of Travellers Feel “Guilty” About Taking Holiday

It’s no secret that many of us don’t take our full holiday entitlement each year. A number of studies have been published which reveal the shocking state of many peoples work/life balance, particularly in the West. The recurring theme is that many people don’t take their full holiday entitlement each year, essentially working “for free” for their employers, who are benefitting to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. However extra information on the theme has recently come to light thanks to the ... Read more

The Top Ten Destinations for British Expats

If all the immigrants arriving in Britain every day are to be believed then Brits have things pretty good. They live in a politically stable country which, despite its diminutive size, still holds sway on a global scale. London is one of the world’s great financial and cultural hubs, the quality of life is considered very high and they benefit from free healthcare in the form of the NHS and a high quality education system. Really, what’s not to like? Well a few things as ... Read more

Which Country Is Best For Expats? – Infographic

It's not until you're thinking about moving abroad that you suddenly realise just how many options there are. From The United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, from Ireland to Iceland, how do you know which expat destinations are best? Arguably one of the most useful strategies is to consider the factors that are most important to you. For example, if you're moving abroad for work, which countries offer the highest salaries to expats? Equally, the cheaper the costs of ... Read more

35% of Americans Would Consider Moving Abroad

The USA alleges to be home to over 38 million expats – more than any other country in the developed world. The “land of the free” is a dream destination for people from all walks of life who seek the comfort and opportunities that entry into the United States offers. Demographically the largest groups of expats residing within the USA are from Germany, France and the UK with 32% moving there for work or education. However all is not as it seems. According ... Read more

Cuba Benefits from Upsurge in Tourism

Earlier this year we reported here at Expatriate Healthcare that President Obama was seeking to re-establish political ties with Cuba. While the country has long been the unfortunate recipient of both trade and tourism embargoes by the US government, significant changes seem to be afoot. Possibly the most notable of these changes is that since closer ties began to develop between Cuba and the USA, so tourism has started to increase at an impressive rate. While Cuba has long been a popular Caribbean ... Read more
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