Moving your belongings abroad

When planning a move abroad, you will need to take the time to plan how you intend to transport all of your worldly goods. There are three main options to consider: using a professional moving company, which is often the only way when emigrating to Australia, the USA and other far afield destinations, hiring a [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Articles|

Italy’s high speed railway line under the Alps

It is an issue that has divided Italy for close to two decades and has resulted in violent protests and a number of arrests. The TAV or Treno Alta Velocita is an extravagant project which will see a 35 mile rail link (four miles longer than the Channel Tunnel) built underneath the Alps, linking Turin [...]

By | April 22nd, 2012|Articles|

The train in Spain could lead to gain!

Investors in Spain could start their search for property by looking in areas or towns with a station included in the country’s growing high speed rail network, so with good access not only by air and road, but also train. One example of this is Vera in Almeria, a small resort a few kilometres north [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|Articles|

Travel to Turkish resort in style

Flying to Turkey can be tiresome at the best of times, but a holiday specialist firm has launched a new flagship flight to Dalaman, which could appeal to second homeowners. The new weekly, tailor made jet service will leave from a private jet terminal at London Stansted, starting at the end of April. With the [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Articles|

Turkey lands at Gatwick

Links between Turkey and the UK improved in December when the former’s flagship airline, Turkish Airlines, began a new route between Istanbul and London. Adding a Gatwick service means Turkish Airlines now flies to five UK airports, including Heathrow and Stansted. This year Turkish Airlines was awarded the Best Airline in Europe prize by Skytrax, [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|Articles|

New Cyprus flight from Stansted takes off

Homeowners and anyone considering a purchase in Cyprus will welcome the re-introduction in December of a flight from Stansted to Larnaca by Cyprus Airways. Cyprus Airways had to drop its Stansted-Larnaca route last year, after operating it for four years. The relaunch means it becomes the only airline offering this service, which it will run [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|Articles|

Mallorca saved by more flights

The property market on the Spanish island of Mallorca could benefit from Ryanair’s latest announcement. They have stated that they will be opening and operating a base out of Mallorca’s Palma airport, which means up to 17 new routes out of the island. With so many more visitors to the island, the housing market is [...]

By | December 29th, 2011|Articles|

Flights to Portugal taking off

Portugal is gearing up for a surge in visitors next spring after a leading low-cost airline announced the opening of a new base at Lisbon airport with plans to grow passenger numbers there by a million, from 1.5 million to 2.5 million. Easyjet will open its 20th European base at Lisbon airport in April 2012, [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|Articles|

Olympic effect reaches across the Channel

As landlords of rental accommodation in London and the south-east of England get flooded with bookings for next year’s Olympic Games, today’s fast Eurostar links mean homeowners in northern France could also benefit from the increased need for beds. Brits with properties close to Calais and Lille, the former just 60 minutes from the centre [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|Articles|

Getting to Crete to get easier

Owners of second homes on the popular Greek Island of Crete will welcome the launch of a new air route there from Luton next year. For summer 2012 and kicking off on April 21, Easyjet will run a weekly service to city of Heraklion in the centre of Crete’s northern coastline. The low-cost carrier already [...]

By | October 29th, 2011|Articles|