Allo Expat Worldwide provides detailed information for expatriates in different regions of the world. Message boards on the site allow users to share information and advice. Users also have the option to subscribe to an e-mail newsletter for the latest international business news.
Business Traveller focuses on the travel industry, specializing in transportation and lodging. The site features compact guides for visiting major cities around the world, a news section for the latest updates on business travel, and a plan-and-book section for travelers. A free e-newsletter is also available.
Provided by the Government of Canada, the Travel Advice & Advisories page 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 the country and covers entry/exit requirements, safety, health, travel updates, and current issues.
The Expat Career Center allows young professionals to prepare for international opportunities. The center provides services, including resume sculpting and review, mock international interviews, and a total candidacy and career search package. Users interested in working abroad may view the blog for various international topics and also subscribe to a mailing list provided by the center.
Expat.com is a comprehensive, user-friendly site providing information and advice to those who live or wish to live abroad. The site covers all expat-related matters from visa, housing and jobs to healthcare, tax, and leisure. For each country and city, it offers useful fools such as expat guides, a directory, and forum discussions to help with your expat project. Housing, jobs, and cost of living are a few of the topics covered throughout the site. Free registration is required to create your own profile.
Exploring Abroad contains both free and commercial information for those wanting to work, teach, study, or travel abroad. The site features a library of links for those wishing to find more information about volunteering, studying, or learning a language abroad. There is also a travel resources section that includes useful information about currency conversion, travel translators, travel insurance, and other topics important to traveling abroad.
The Fragomen Country Summaries page provides information regarding immigration for a wide range of countries worldwide. Each summary contains information and guidance on business visits, employment authorization, and penalties for non-compliance. The site also provides helpful links to various immigration resources worldwide.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) provides education, events, research, advocacy, and media about global business travel to professionals worldwide. The GBTA website contains information about the association's sponsored events, educational sessions, and recent news. Users can also find a library of resources related to global business travel and subscribe to a magazine covering recent news in the field. A paid membership is required to access some portions of the site.
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.
The Foreign Travel Advice page is provided by the official website for the government for the United Kingdom. It contains advice 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.
HSBC Expat Zone gives its users insight into the life of an expatriate. Its site contains useful information about expat life, finances, and destinations. An interactive expat explorer survey is also available, and allows users to compare various countries based upon ranking criteria such as economics and experience. Parts of the site are focused on HSBC services for expats, but there are also many helpful resources that provide general information.
InterNations provides an abundance of information for expatriates living around the world. The site contains several expat-related indexes, as well as in-depth guides related to living in specific countries and cities. InterNations also aims to ease the transition for expatriates, providing information on finance, insurance, living abroad, working abroad, culture shock, and more. A free membership enables users to connect with other expats living nearby through events and an online discussion forum.
Just Landed is a website created to help people wishing to move to a new country. The site provides useful tools to potential expatriates, such as country guides and an expat directory. The site allows users to select specific country profiles to find information about visas and permits, the job market, the business climate, and other topics. There is also an expatriate community on the site that includes forums for questions as well as a listing of events in the specific countries.
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 site offers information on mobile services provided, mobile companies, a coverage map, and roaming partners for many countries around the world.
The Travel Document Systems site provides information about entry and visa requirements for several countries. It also has general information about each country and its people, as well as travel conditions. It is aimed at US citizens, but other nationals may also find this site useful.
Travel Health Online provides health and safety-related information for travelers about various 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 is required to access these reports.
Travel Insurance provides users with The Ultimate Guide to Travel Vaccines. This guide provides information on how to book vaccines, information on diseases and vaccines around the world, vaccines for children, and other things users should plan for with vaccines before they travel. The site also provides other useful links to give users even more guidance and resources.
Provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Travelers' Health is a useful resource for business travelers. Users of this site can find health information on specific destinations, diseases, and vaccinations. Also available is a travel notices page with warnings of current epidemics throughout the world and a clinic search tool.
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.
Provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Consular Affairs offers information on traveling abroad for U.S. citizens and information for those traveling to the U.S. The site allows users to learn about specific destinations by searching either countries or areas and provides information about various alerts and warnings.
Provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Quarterly Reports for Living Costs Abroad page provides general information on the costs of living abroad. Some information includes quarters allowances, hardship differentials, and danger pay allowances used in calculating compensation for U.S. Government civilian employees for costs related to assignments abroad. Users can find prior year reports as well as detailed explanations of methods used.
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 to 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.