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Cartus Named UK B2B Marketing Awards Finalist

We’re delighted to announce that the Cartus emerging markets campaign has been named as a finalist at the UK’s 2014 B2B Marketing Awards. The campaign, which aims to support Cartus clients and their international assignees moving into hardship locations, was entered in the Best International Audience Campaign category.
Emerging Markets Campaign
Our emerging markets campaign includes 18 country profiles, 25 video interviews with on-the-ground suppliers, and research studies covering relocation into countries like Azerbaijan, India, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa. Information provides Cartus clients with the best practices needed to decide whether to move employees into such locations and—once decided—it helps [...] Read More

Relocating to South Africa: What You Need to Know

The Republic of South Africa is located at the southern tip of the African continent, encompassing a variety of cultures, languages, and religions. With major cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, the country is a frequent relocation destination for international assignees. Our latest Cartus Emerging Market Watch on South Africa discusses the key challenges associated with living and working there, including regional differences, security, transportation, and cultural issues.
Regional Differences
With more than 1.22 million square kilometers, South Africa is a large country. The distances between cities can be vast—not just geographically, but culturally, too. Johannesburg is the country’s most populous [...] Read More

Relocating to Kenya: Tips and Best Practices

Kenya has attracted many multinational organizations in recent years, particularly to its capital city Nairobi. As Kenya is a frequent destination for international assignees, our latest Cartus Emerging Market Watch on Kenya discusses the country’s key relocation challenges, including security, housing, household goods shipping, and cultural differences.
Stay Safe
In recent years, Kenya has faced increased security risks, with a number of terrorism-related incidents. Understandably, security is one of the top challenges that assignees may face, so it’s important to be extra vigilant.
Safety Tips
•  Heed the travel advice issued by your home government organization/specialist security firm and check regularly for additional updates/advisories. Current [...] Read More

Relocating to Saudi Arabia: What You Need to Know

Saudi Arabia is the largest state in western Asia and is known for its large oil and gas reserves. With major cities like Riyadh and Jeddah, the country is a frequent destination for international assignees. Our latest Emerging Market Watch on Saudi Arabia discusses the key challenges associated with living and working in Saudi Arabia, including housing, schooling, transportation, security, and language and cultural differences.
Cultural Issues
Arguably one of the key challenges Western assignees and their families may face when moving to Saudi Arabia is the difference in culture and the importance of religion and Sharia (or Islamic) Law. Religion influences [...] Read More

Cartus Wins Key Relocation Award in the UK!

We are delighted to announce that our Cartus EMEA internship programme has won a key relocation award: the Best Growing Talent Initiative Award, at the 2014 Re:locate Magazine Awards.
Winners were announced last night at a black tie gala awards dinner in London. Organised by leading UK relocation publication, Re:locate Magazine, the awards recognise excellence and innovation in global relocation. The Best Growing Talent Initiative Award seeks to foster a true strategic partnership between talent and mobility. We are thrilled to be this category’s first winner, as it is brand-new for 2014.