Getting a Bargain on Hotel Rooms

26 April, 2010 11:41  EasyExpat EasyExpat

In planning a trip for business or pleasure, one of the most important considerations is the hotel accommodation. Whether your desire is to find a home away from home featuring an array of amenities or simply a clean, quiet place to sleep during your holiday, it is possible to find a hotel room to fill your needs. With a bit of planning, finding the right hotel won't empty your bank account.

Package Deals

Frequently, booking a hotel room together with a flight means significant savings, especially when using online travel resources such as Expedia or Orbitz. You can often refine your search by many factors, including hotel star rating or price level, location in the city center or on the outskirts, and specific amenities. However, to obtain these discounts, you must prepay for your travel package. (More)

   


All Aboard! Train Travel Gains Popularity in the United States

12 April, 2010 11:07  EasyExpat EasyExpat

During much of the history of the United States, train travel was the primary means of long-distance overland routes. With the invention of the airplane, train travel suffered a rapid decline. However, in the 21st century, Americans have begun to rediscover train travel. Between May 2007 and May 2008, Amtrak, the nationally subsidized railway system in the United States, had a 15 percent increase in ridership for long-distance routes and a 14 percent increase in ridership for short-distance routes. Americans are learning what other travellers around the world have always known; train riders enjoy a number of advantages over their counterparts who make overland journeys by bus, plane or automobile.

Getting There is Half the Fun

On a train ride, passengers enjoy scenery that is frequently little more than a "fly over" on a plane ride. Trails and Rails is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and Amtrak designed to make the most of this advantage. National Train Day is one of several programs sponsored by Trails and Rails as a day of celebration for American railroad systems. For 2010, National Train Day is scheduled for May 8, with programs planned for cities across the country, including Washington, D.C. , Chicago and Los Angeles. (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Hong Kong

09 April, 2010 23:22  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ChinaWe are delighted to launch our new guide for expatriates in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is situated between the South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Straits, and has several deep natural harbours protected by mountains.

With a population of over 7 million people squeezed into an area of 1104.3 km2,Hong 
Kong Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, although many of the outlying islands remain uninhabited. It is still in the midst of land reclamation and is already bigger than it has ever been. The two official languages are Cantonese and English and the population is made of 94,9% chinese, 2,1% filipino and 3% others (mainly europeans). 

Runned by the United Kingdom, the handover to China happened on the first of July 1997. The handover did not change fundamentally the way Hong Kong is administrated apart from some symbolic changes like the word ‘Royal’ has been dropped for most institutions and the post boxes are now green rather than red. (More)

   


Community: new forums for EasyExpat

24 March, 2010 08:53  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We are proud to present the new community on EasyExpat.

Users will be able to see a complete new presentation and enjoy loads of new features.

1- New structure

For each destination in the world we have now a forum. (More)

   


Exploit in Ad Servers on EasyExpat Allows For Malware [FIXED]

23 March, 2010 07:40  EasyExpat EasyExpat

If you have got a warning in the past 24 hours about malware being on easyexpat.com we apologize as our ad server was attacked through an exploit in our OpenX software. (More)

   


Top festivals around the world this January

04 January, 2010 13:18  EasyExpat EasyExpat

The New Year has begun. It’s freezing cold in many parts of the northern hemisphere but that doesn’t stop people from having fun. Here’s a round up of some of the festivals making a splash from around the world this January.

Ati-Atihan Festival, Philippines
14th -16th January
Held every third Sunday in the month of January, this festival is a cross between Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras, Philippino style. It is one of the biggest events in the cultural calendar and a must visit for travellers in the region. Expect much singing, dancing, music and food.

World Buskers Festival, New Zealand
21st – 31st January
This is the meeting of the world’s best buskers. For 10 days, the streets and pavements of Christchurch are transformed into stages for the public. This open air street fest is crammed with entertainment and music for the entire family. With over 450 live shows planned for the upcoming event, you can say goodbye to a boring day at home. (More)

   


Happy New Year 2010

01 January, 2010 00:01  EasyExpat EasyExpat

 

StarWe all wish you a very happy year 2010!Star

Same time each year, the end of 2009 is a period to think about what has been achieved and what will be done in 2010.

2009 was a good year on EasyExpat's network but the growth was slower than predicted. Beside the expansion of our guides covering several new cities, we have implemented a complete new design to our expat websites.

For 2010 we have already several very exiting projects:

  • new forums: a global makeover of the forum to create a community for each destination;
  • new functionalities for the classifieds, with a better presentation and subscription;
  • more guides: Beijing, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul... etc;
  • many others including more proper translations, blog articles...etc.

And don't forget to have a look at our newest city-guide: Auckland

Our solutions:

Once again, happy new year 2010 with Easy Expat!

   


Top five New Year resolutions and tips to help you keep them

28 December, 2009 09:26  EasyExpat EasyExpat

It’s that time of the year again. Events of the past 12 months are assessed and plans for the next 12 are made. Read on to find out some of the top New Year resolutions people make every year and top up on some tips to help you keep at them.

1. “I will spend more time with family”

This tops the list of New Years resolutions. In a recent survey, over 50% of Americans took the pledge to spend more time with family this year. Call friends home instead of meeting up at the pub, leave work earlier at least once a week and then try doing it more often. (More)

   


Top New Year's Eve parties

26 December, 2009 08:51  EasyExpat EasyExpat

It’s that time of the year again…  as we usher in the New Year here are some of the biggest and most talked about parties from around the world.

New York – Times Square
New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve. That’s when the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square. Join the estimated one million people in Times Square in ushering in the New Year at one of the most watched and famous New Year’s Eve gatherings. (More)

   


Tips to make your Christmas party a hit

18 December, 2009 11:23  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Whether an intimate family gathering or one where the paparazzi is in waiting, a Christmas party can involve loads of planning. Here are some tips to plan a fantastic Christmas party.

1.    Start early:

It’s the busiest time of the year and everyone’s got some place to be. The earlier you plan your party, make a guest list and get onto people’s calendar, the more time you have to organize things accordingly.

2.    Decide on the budget:

Plan your budget and always allow for a 10 percent extra for last minute things that pop up. Once you have a budget in mind, you’ll be able to decide on a lot of other things… like are you going to cook or cater, is your friend spinning the music or are you getting a professional DJ to do that etc (More)

   


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