Move One City Guide Assists Expatriates in Shanghai
07/23/2010

Move One’s online City Guides have been developed to provide recently arrived expatriates a full suite of indispensable information about life in their new city.

Online PR News – 23-July-2010 – – The Shanghai guide, like the others in the series, has at its centerpiece a set of mini documentaries, covering subjects such as health care, transport, housing and schools. Each film is accompanied by a set of useful Internet resources, gathering together in one place a whole host of information that expats would otherwise have to search for themselves.

Move One’s head of destination services Jon Harman said:
‘Traditional paper destination guides were expensive to produce, became out of date quickly, and were difficult to amend. The virtue of producing online guides is that our assignees and clients get an up to date, detailed and concise resource to make settling in to a new city a pleasant experience.’

‘People usually seek information out on the web, but the type of information we have in our city guides, like how to validate public transport tickets and parking meters, or how to deal with local landlords, isn’t readily available. We have taken great care to document the minutiae of life in these guides, and have included interviews with other expats and profiles of local business people and packaged it in a convenient way for people to use in the run up to their move. We believe that we have created a fantastic resource to help ease expats into their new lives as seamlessly as possible.’

Martha Lloyd, a British expat, used the Budapest guide when her husband’s work took their family to Hungary: ‘These guides were invaluable. Prior to moving, we sat as a family and watched them. It was especially reassuring for our son to see videos of his new school. It went a long way to convince him that he would make new friends and that his new school was just like at home! It gave us information like what to expect from local landlords, information on the health care options, right down to interviews with local doctors.’
‘On other moves abroad, we had been given guide booklets, which were useful to a point, but a lot of information was inconsistent and often out of date, and it wasn’t as convenient a way of finding what we needed to know. I’ve had friends here who had been given nothing more than an A4 sheet with taxi numbers and details of the nearest Indian takeaway!’

Move One managing director, Curt Clements added: ‘In producing the guides, Move One aims not only to provide the information in a more convenient package, but also to empower the assignee, and allow them to make the most out of their stay. Move One’s number one goal is to make relocation an easier process, and these guides go a long way to achieving this.’

Currently, Move One has the following cities live online: Belgrade, Bucharest, Bratislava, Budapest, Moscow, Prague, Shanghai and Warsaw. Additional guides will be launched for Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Astana, Dubai, Kiev, Krakow, Kuwait City, St. Petersburg and Zagreb before the end of the year.

To watch the Shanghai City Guide videos, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MoveOneRelo#g/c/D2EB2F3EF330D676

Or go on the following website:

http://www.moveoneinc.com/city-guide/shanghai.php

For more information on Move One’s services in Shanghai and China, email shanghai@moveoneinc.com, or call +(86) 21 5212 3989. For more information on Move One’s interactive content and guides, contact zsuzsanna.blau@moveoneinc.com

About Move One

Founded in 1992, Move One is a multiple award winning, integrated assignment and moving management company, providing seamless global relocation, removal and logistics services across the world, all through one point of contact.

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE with two further regional coordination centers located in Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai, China, Move One is a leading provider of cutting edge logistics and relocation services. Through its extensive Preferred Partners Network and strategically located offices across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Move One provides a wide variety of uniquely tailored services for its clientele.

The company has earned a reputation among industry specialists for supplier quality and technological innovation. Together with its IT partner company, Radix Technologies (www.radix-technologies.com), Move One has developed an industry leading suite of SaaS applications, which allows unmatched control and visibility during the entire life of an international assignment.

For more information about Move One’s services, go on www.moveoneinc.com or feel free to contact info@moveoneinc.com.