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The Characterization Of Canadian Expats

By researchers such as Don DeVoretz, who recently released a report for the Asia-Pacific Foundation, the massive numbers of Canadians currently living abroad could constitute a province unto itself, or a "missing province." According to figures contained in the report, 2.8 million Canadian citizens live on a semi-permanent to permanent basis. It is ... Read more The Characterization Of Canadian Expats

Seven Great Diving Sites Around The World

Perhaps, the first thing you think of when you arrive on a beautiful tropical island is scuba diving. Not everyone is like this, but may be you just can't get enough of it. For many travellers, one of the most important considerations when they plan a trip somewhere is whether it has great ... Read more Seven Great Diving Sites Around The World

Six Of The Best Swiss Ski Resorts

For many travellers Switzerland is the epitome of skiing. It is place truly defined as ski country by the matchless Swiss Alps. Whether you are a novice or an expert, the winter months in this country offer both a chance to enjoy the best slopes in the world. Accordingly, a list of ... Read more Six Of The Best Swiss Ski Resorts

Elegant Waldorf Astoria Hotel To Be Built Near Old Jerusalem

The Waldorf Astoria Group is building a 220 room hotel called the Palace Jerusalem just one block from Jerusalem’s Old City walls. In addition to the 220 rooms, the hotel will also have 30 residences. This area of town has become a haven for the very wealthy, with the Mamilla Hotel and its apartments and ... Read more Elegant Waldorf Astoria Hotel To Be Built Near Old Jerusalem

Travel Trends for 2010

It’s almost the New Year, and that means it’s time for some predictions. As the travel industry wraps up a very adventurous and sometimes tumultuous year, there are many new predictions heading into 2010. Not only is this the start of a new year, but also of a new decade. This means that there are ... Read more Travel Trends for 2010

Enjoying the Expat Life

Anyone looking to add real challenge to his or her life should opt for a stint living abroad. No matter if you are teaching the natives in Korea how to speak English, learning about Spanish culture in Ecuador, in Gabon with the Peace Corps or on a tour of Croatia, the joys of living as ... Read more Enjoying the Expat Life

Five Truly Strange Travel Destinations

If you are new to world travelling, you may not know exactly what is out there waiting to be experienced in those endless miles of oceans, forests, deserts, and jungles. There are a lot of strange and unusual things out there waiting to be discovered. In fact, this little article will introduce you ... Read more Five Truly Strange Travel Destinations

5 Great Holiday Family Getaways

It’s that time of year again—time for holiday travel. The holidays are a great time to get away with the family and to enjoy some much needed down time. You can find the perfect vacation to fit any budget, interest, or lifestyle, so there’s nothing holding you back. As you think through the best way ... Read more 5 Great Holiday Family Getaways

Ski Resorts Upgrading and Improving To Attract Visitors

When it comes to running a ski resort, there are always improvements that can be made in some shape or form. Therefore, the winter resorts are making a few upgrades here and there as well as refining a few things in order to attract more visitors. In spite of the current status of the global ... Read more Ski Resorts Upgrading and Improving To Attract Visitors

Preparing Yourself for Flying with New Regulations

Amidst the newest terrorist threats and attempts, there is an understandable increase in security regulations when it comes to flying. If you are flying anytime soon, then it can be beneficial to be aware of what those regulations are and what they can mean to your flying experience. Being prepared is the only way to ... Read more Preparing Yourself for Flying with New Regulations

Travel Tips for the New Year

As the New Year is upon us, so too does that mean a whole new travel season. Though the holidays signified the busiest travel time of the year, we are right on the brink of many people vacationing. With winter breaks from school and others just feeling the need to get away, it’s important to ... Read more Travel Tips for the New Year

Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

A recent news report uncovers the fact that the lives of many expats living abroad is noticeably influenced by the cultural factors of the county where they've chosen to reside. The details of the examination were actually obtained as part of larger research operation conducted by Bayt.com known as "Culture and Working Abroad." The firm's ... Read more Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

Traveling Alone? Check Out These Travel Destinations That Are Perfect For The Lone Traveler

The thing that makes Sydney, Australia a great travel destination for those solo sojourners is because there's so much to do and so many new friends to meet, and exciting things to do. There’s iconic beaches for playing, wine regions to visit, World Heritage sites to see, and an absolutely stunning countryside. There’s also a ... Read more Traveling Alone? Check Out These Travel Destinations That Are Perfect For The Lone Traveler

New General Manager Appointed at Hilton Garden Inn

It was recently announced by Crestline Hotels & Resorts that Andrea J. Mayer has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in the beautiful Magnificent Mile area of Downtown Chicago. The hotel, which has more than three hundred fifty rooms, is only a few footsteps from the restaurants and shops of North Michigan ... Read more New General Manager Appointed at Hilton Garden Inn

Four Dream Destinations For Eco-Tourists

Do you consider yourself an eco-traveller? Is your idea of the best trip one where you are up close and personal in the splendor of nature? If the answers to these questions are yes then you should check out the following four dream destinations chosen especially with the eco-tourist in mind. You ... Read more Four Dream Destinations For Eco-Tourists

How to Save on Your Travel Needs

It’s that time of year again when so many people will feel the need to get away from it all. After a busy holiday season and the “blahs” of winter setting in, it’s no wonder that people want to just get away from it all. If you are like the many people out there that ... Read more How to Save on Your Travel Needs

Boosting the Economy with Your Travel Plans

Though the economy still continues to struggle and this means fewer plans for travel, there may be a different way to think about this scenario. While there are certainly some people that can’t travel due to serious economic situations or even unemployment, there are others that can and should travel. Not only can travel plans ... Read more Boosting the Economy with Your Travel Plans

Canadian Government Tightens Restrictions On Expats Convicted Of Crimes

According to media outlets Global National and Canwest New Service, the Canada's federal Conservative government plans to propose a new bill that would impose tighter restrictions on expat Canadians and travelling citizens who are convicted of crimes abroad. The legislation would require convicts would not be easily extradited back to Canada to serve their ... Read more Canadian Government Tightens Restrictions On Expats Convicted Of Crimes

More Of The World’s Strangest Hotels

There are strange hotels all over the world. While you may not always think of your hotel as the main part of your vacation, maybe you should. With a strange hotel, where you stay can be just as exciting as what you do. Hotel de Glace The Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada is made ... Read more More Of The World's Strangest Hotels

Carbon Neutral in Quebec

The weather outside is turning cooler, and the same can be said for Hôtel du Vieux-Québec. This exquisite hotel features forty-five luxurious rooms and is conveniently located right in the heart of the old city. The hotel just recently announced that is becoming the first carbon-neutral hotel in the entire belle province. The Hôtel du Vieux-Québec ... Read more Carbon Neutral in Quebec

The Effects of a British Airways Strike at the Holidays

It’s certainly not the season for strikes, but that’s not stopping the imposed one at British Airways. Not only does this come at a terrible time when most travellers are counting on the airlines to get them home for the holidays, but they may have no recourse. Though the imposed strike is said to begin ... Read more The Effects of a British Airways Strike at the Holidays

Vacation Destinations That No One Ever Thinks Of

When people go on vacation, they often have a rather limited imagination. They go to the popular travel spots or head out to visit family but most never look to discover locales that are relatively untouched by tourism. Instead of running off to the destinations anyone could think of, try visiting some of ... Read more Vacation Destinations That No One Ever Thinks Of

Taj Resorts Recognized

At the Leading Hotels of the World Convention held in Venice, Italy, in November, 2009, Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces received top honors for their Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj West End Bangalore. The hotels were recognized for their high standards and commitment to excellence. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives was ... Read more Taj Resorts Recognized

Cheap Flights to Dubai to Enjoy Interesting Architecture

Once a land with not much to see, Dubai has turned into a true metropolitan area. It also happens to be an excellent source for real estate, and has turned many individuals into millionaires. The great land of Dubai has also developed some of the most beautiful architecture of its time, and therefore has turned ... Read more Cheap Flights to Dubai to Enjoy Interesting Architecture

U.S. Travel Industry Anticipates a Slight Recovery in 2010

Though there seems to be disagreement amongst even the most well informed, the consensus across the board is the any recovery within the U.S. travel industry may be modest at best. With the economy still quite weak within the United States, many speculate that there may be some sort of recovery within 2010 but that ... Read more U.S. Travel Industry Anticipates a Slight Recovery in 2010

90,000 Jobs Will Be Created In The U.S. Travel Industry Next Year

In the quake of the astonishing 4000,000 jobs lost in the travel industry in 2008 - 2009, replacing 90,000 positions is a good sign that the economy is regaining its strength. With business travel, leisure travel and international travel to the United States all expected to rise by at least two percent during 2010 these ... Read more 90,000 Jobs Will Be Created In The U.S. Travel Industry Next Year

Smith Travel Research Predicts Hotel Recovery by 2011

Hotels have been particularly hard hit by the bad economy. Not only are people cutting back on leisure travel, but business travel, the bread and butter of the hotel industry has suffered tremendously, too. However, it does appear that at least one analyst is predicting an upturn for 2010. Smith Travel Research is forecasting that hotel ... Read more Smith Travel Research Predicts Hotel Recovery by 2011

Discounts Make Travel to New York Attainable

New York is known as a rather expensive travel destination. This may be enough to keep some travellers away, particularly if you are coming from a destination farther away. However with recent discounts, travelling to New York is not only feasible but quite popular as well. Though this used to be a destination that people ... Read more Discounts Make Travel to New York Attainable

8 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

Even though the world is still dealing with the consequences of economic recession, it does necessary mean you have to abandon the idea of a romantic honeymoon. Sure, now you have to work with a tighter budget, but it is possible. Today, more than ever, certain destinations are becoming more affordable in order ... Read more 8 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

Most Popular Tips For Expat Money Transfers

If you are an expat already living abroad in another country or you are thinking about becoming an expatriate, then you probably have concerns about how you will be able to receive money from home. You want a satisfying answer to this question. When you are receiving cash from Canada from your base of operations ... Read more Most Popular Tips For Expat Money Transfers

Looking Again At Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act

An announcement that was first made a few months ago is beginning to have a ripple affect in the lives of many Canadian expatriates (and their children). The news that the Conservative Government revised the Citizenship Act were met with concern and outright anger in some cases. The core changes are those of citizenship status ... Read more Looking Again At Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act

Using the Recession as an Opportunity in the Travel Business

Times are tough, there’s no doubt about that. Though families and businesses are all feeling that, some industries are being hit harder than others. One of the hardest hit industries of late is the travel and airlines specifically. With budgets tight and travel happening less frequently, the travel industry has been working hard on a ... Read more Using the Recession as an Opportunity in the Travel Business

The Best Destinations For Skinny Dipping

What do you like to do on your vacations? Are you looking for a little adventure? A little excitement? Is skinny dipping your idea of freedom? If this is the case then the destinations that follow are sure to be high on your list of where you will want to take your next ... Read more The Best Destinations For Skinny Dipping

Overcoming Homesickness When Living Abroad

Almost all expats at some point while living abroad will experience some degree of homesickness. No matter if it is the first time that you have been away from your home country, or you have been living abroad for a number of years, it is only normal that you will eventually begin to miss home. ... Read more Overcoming Homesickness When Living Abroad

Travel Companies Must Work to Build Customer Loyalty

Amidst new surveys within the travel industry, there are certain trends that continue to show up. Amongst them is a focus for travel companies of all kinds working to increase customer loyalty. Though this is not a new concept or theory amongst travel companies, it has never been more important. While travellers have many different ... Read more Travel Companies Must Work to Build Customer Loyalty

The Top 4 Reasons to Live As an Expat

Are you considering living abroad, but wondering if it is the right decision to make? If so, you should find these reasons to live as an expatriate helpful in your decision. 1.    Expatriates Make More Money It depends on to which country you relocate ultimately, but evidence indicates that professional expats make significantly more money than their ... Read more The Top 4 Reasons to Live As an Expat

Ideas to Keep You Busy In an Expat Town

Some people have the advantage of relocating to an expat location that is full of life and never sees a dull moment. However, others are not as fortunate and end up in sleep little towns that do not have a whole lot going on to keep you busy. Coming up with ideas to keep busy ... Read more Ideas to Keep You Busy In an Expat Town

Fake Canadian Visa Dealers Brought Down By Indian Authorities

Indiana authorities have finally broken what may be well the largest fake visa scam in recent years to involve Canada. The criminal ring ran a profitable underground operation almost on the doorsteps of the Canadian diplomatic mission in New Delhi, often from the streets themselves. Additionally, the group established a false travel ... Read more Fake Canadian Visa Dealers Brought Down By Indian Authorities

Air Comet Airlines Heads Towards Bankruptcy

Though there’s never a good time for a company to head towards bankruptcy, it’s especially difficult at the holidays. Unfortunately the Spanish airline, Air Comet, has filed for protection from creditors. This next step towards bankruptcy or a similar road comes at a terrible time. In spite of efforts to do otherwise, the step seemed ... Read more Air Comet Airlines Heads Towards Bankruptcy

An Expat Education

Not everyone waits until they are ready to retire to move abroad, some people want to experience the world right now and take their children with them. However, becoming an expat family in a new country posing several new challenges all its own. Expatriating parents face unchartered territory when they first begin weighing the options ... Read more An Expat Education

New Hampshire: The Options Are Endless

New Hampshire is full of fun things to do, amazing things to see, and spectacular scenery. Walk through one of the many state parks, hit the slopes for some downhill skiing, see a waterfall, visit a museum, or visit one of the historical sites. There is definitely a lot to choose from when you visit ... Read more New Hampshire: The Options Are Endless

Where to Live Abroad to Earn More Money

Everyone who thinks about living abroad has his or her own plan for deciding to live as an expat. Some people want to move to a foreign country when they retire so they can enjoy lots of sunshine and free-flowing mojitos. Other people are looking to advance in their careers or improve their way of ... Read more Where to Live Abroad to Earn More Money

The 5 Best Hotel Spas In New York

1. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA is located at 700 Fifth Avenue. This luxurious spa reopened in January of 2009, after undergoing renovations. The list of treatments available is quite extensive and targets every part of the body. There’s also a pre-treatment tea lounge where you can relax before your treatment. Relax a little in one ... Read more The 5 Best Hotel Spas In New York

Does Living Abroad Make You Smarter?

An article was recently published that claimed that living the life of an expatriate actually has the power to increase intelligence. At first, you may think this is nothing more than a humorous bunch of dribble. However, in some ways living abroad may actually broaden your mind. When you are planning to move to a foreign ... Read more Does Living Abroad Make You Smarter?

Tarmac Delays Limited to Three Hours

As the issue always seems to come up in the height of the travel season, this all comes at a great time. Though many travellers have suffered through long and drawn out wait times on the tarmac, a new rule puts a limit on how long that delay can be. Rather than sitting on the ... Read more Tarmac Delays Limited to Three Hours

The Seven Most Amazing Museums On Earth

For so many travellers, the highlight of their time abroad can be summed up in one word: museums. Museums can be complex and very personal experiences or they can be wrapped up in treasured memories of groups. It is not always possible to leave a great museum remembering every piece; it's often enough ... Read more The Seven Most Amazing Museums On Earth

Five Hottest Destinations For 2010

Breathtaking natural beauty, pristine beaches and cascading waterfalls are only some of what makes Costa Rica one of the hottest destinations for 2010. Costa Rica is stunning from one end to the other. There are a number of national parks to visit, each one lush and vibrant. The surfing is some of the best in ... Read more Five Hottest Destinations For 2010

Expats Favor South Africa

South Africa is favored by a great number of expatriates as one of the greatest countries for living abroad. Expatriates, or people from other countries who have moved to another for work or relocation, ranked South Africa as the best country for settling down, taking up a hobby or pursuing a passion. According to expats ... Read more Expats Favor South Africa

An Expat Christmas

With everyone using iPod Touch, Blackberries and other mobile devices in addition to instant delivery, online shopping, Skype and webcams, it is easy to succumb to the belief that the world is one great global village that is accessible to everyone. However, this delusion is lost for those celebrating Christmas in a small town overseas ... Read more An Expat Christmas

Radisson Hotels Discount Runs until End of January

Guests staying at any participating Radisson or Carlson Hotels Worldwide are invited to take advantage of a fifty percent discount off their second night. If you are planning to visit the Radisson, or one of the other participating locations, now through the end of January for a minimum of two consecutive nights, you can really ... Read more Radisson Hotels Discount Runs until End of January