Travel/Living Abroad

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Allo Expat Worldwide

Allo Expat Worldwide provides detailed information for Expatriates in different regions of the world. Message boards allow users to share information and advice. Subscription to the email newsletter is also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

Business Traveller

Launched in the UK, the Business Traveller magazine provides information for the frequent business traveler on topics such as aviation, hotels, etc. While articles from the current issue require a subscription to view, the user can access past issues and other helpful information. The City Guides section features compact guides to visiting major cities of the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 17, 2014

Tags: Hospitality and Travel, Travel, Industries

Canada: Canada Consular Affairs - Travel Reports & Warnings

Similar to the U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information, this site offers general country information and travel advisories from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The services are targeted at Canadian nationals but other users will find the pages useful. Information is provided by country and covers entry/exit requirements, safety, health, travel updates and current issues.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Travel

Country Brand Index

Produced by FutureBrand, the Country Brand Index collects data from thousands of diverse global travelers to develop rankings for countries in a variety of areas. Some sample areas include standard of living, easiest to do business in, conferences and political freedom. Users can access  the executive summary but the full report must be purchased.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 7, 2014

Tags: Country Level, Hospitality and Travel, Rankings, Travel, Industries

Expat Blog

Expat Blog is a comprehensive, user-friendly site written by expatriates, for expatriates. The site features blogs, pictures, and discussion forums for country and city-specific locations of people working internationally. Free registration is required to create your own profile. Site is available in English, Spanish, and French.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 4, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

Exploring Abroad

Exploring Abroad contains both free and commercial information for those wanting to work, teach, study, or travel abroad. The site features country profiles, recent articles about going abroad, and a wealth of other resources. Site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 5, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

Fragomen Immigration Services

Fragomen provides immigration summaries for nearly 40 countries worldwide. Each summary contains information and guidance on professional visits, employment authorization, consequences of non-compliance, and accompanying dependents abroad. The site also provides helpful links to various immigration resources worldwide.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association specializes in business travel management. It is a great source of information on the business travel industry as it dedicates itself to professional development through networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Travel

globalEDGE Business Review: The Challenges of Dual Career Households in a Global Economy

Executive Briefing: The global economy, growing numbers of dual income households, and the increase of international assignments are producing pressure on American multinationals and the Federal Government to provide career transition assistance to spouses/partners worldwide. New support programs emphasizing entrepreneurial skills training and internet savvy show promise to boost employment opportunities abroad. Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Living and Working, globalEDGE Business Review

GOV.UK: Foreign Travel Advice

The Foreign Travel Advice page is provided by the official website for the government of the United Kingdom. It contains 225 profiles for different countries and territories containing a multitude of information covering topics such as safety and security, local laws and customs, and entry requirements. Some portions of the information provided, such as entry requirements, are focused specifically towards residents of the United Kingdom desiring to travel abroad, but the majority of the information discussed is applicable to all foreign travelers. Users have the option to print the entire guide for free by clicking a link at the bottom of each country's summary page.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 21, 2014

Tags: Travel

HSBC Expat Zone

The HSBC Expat Zone give the user insight into expatriate life. Resources include country guides, foreign exchange news, an expat explorer survey and an expat experience report. Some of the site is focused on HSBC services for expats but there are many other helpful resources providing general information.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 4, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

International Business Careers & Jobs

A resource for the latest and best information on preparing for, locating, and landing an international job or career. Website provides detailed information regarding several aspects of living and working abroad, such as international culture,  finance, marketing, law, and logistics. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Living and Working, Global Careers, Cultural Intelligence

Just Landed

Just Landed is a website created to help people moving to a new country by providing useful information, such as country guides or the expat directory. The site allows users to search for specific countries and find information about visas and permits, the job market, the business climate, and much more. There is also an expatriate community on the site that includes forums for questions and a listing of events in the specific countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Living and Working

Mobile World Live

Mobile World Live, a worldwide mobile communications industry resource, provides panel discussions with industry experts, breaking news and research, a unique community network, and developments in the mobile phone industry. The subsection "Coverage Maps", offers information on services provided, companies offering service, a coverage map, and roaming partners for many countries around the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 25, 2014

Tags: Media and Communications, Travel, Industries

National Geographic Map Machine

This interactive geographical resource allows users to manipulate road, satellite, and physical maps along a wide range of parameters. Additional themed maps are available which display specific measures such as population density and natural disasters.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Geographic Material

Travel Document Systems

This site provides information about entry and visa requirements to several countries. It also has general information about each country and its people, as well as travel conditions. It is aimed for US citizens, but other nationals may also find this site useful.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 28, 2014

Tags: Travel

Travel Health Online

Travel Health Online provides health and safety related information for travelers to over 220 countries worldwide. It also gives advice and guidelines on travel-related illnesses, disease transmission and prevention, preparing for emergencies and information about vaccination. (Free registration required).

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 26, 2014

Tags: Travel

Travelers' Health

Provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this site is a useful resource for business travelers. Find health information for specific destinations and information on diseases, vaccinations, mosquitoes and ticks, safe food and water, and what to do if you're injured or become ill while traveling. There is also a news section and information for specific groups and settings.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 28, 2014

Tags: Travel

United States: Know Before You Go

Provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Know Before You Go provides regulations for U.S. Residents returning from traveling abroad. Topics covered include documents necessary to enter the United States, declarations, duty free exemptions, sending goods to the United States, restricted items, and food allowed to be brought into the U.S.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 29, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, United States

United States: The Bureau of Consular Affairs

Provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Consular Affairs offers information on traveling abroad for U.S. citizens as well as resources for those traveling to the U.S.  The Country Specific Information section also includes travel guidelines for every country of the world.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 28, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, United States

United States: U.S. Department of State - Quarterly Reports for Living Costs Abroad

This site provides general information on the costs of living abroad. Some information includes quarters allowances, hardship differentials and danger pay allowances used calculating compensation for U.S. Government civilian employees for costs related to assignments abroad. The user can find prior year reports as well as detailed explanations of methods used.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: February 4, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, United States

World Health Organization: International Travel and Health

This book is a publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives guidance on the types of risks associated with business and other types of travel in certain destinations. This includes vaccination requirements, travel risks and precautions, accidents, and infectious diseases, with information available by country. The publication, which is updated annually, is aimed at health providers but can be used by travel agents and organizers, airlines, shipping companies, and individual travelers. The complete book must be purchased but the user can access individual chapters free of charge.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 28, 2014

Tags: Travel

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