HSBC Bank International have officially announced the launch of the 2011 Expat Explorer survey.
For the fourth consecutive year HSBC will scour the world and collect the thoughts, views and experiences of thousands of global expatriates for what is the largest survey of its kind.
Last year’s survey had over 4,000 respondents from over 100 countries and HSBC is hoping that this year’s report will get input from even more expatriates. In fact, they are hoping that more expats from different countries will contribute so that their respective countries can feature in the Expat Explorer league tables.
HSBC Bank International’s Head of Marketing, Lisa Wood, explained: “It’s fantastic to see such a steady increase of respondents to the survey year on year which has helped make Expat Explorer the largest expat survey in the world. Even though we received an increase of nearly 1,000 respondents from 2009, we are committed to increasing this number again this year.”
She also touched upon how the results of the survey can be of direct use to expats and potential expats: “We’d love the 2011 results to include more countries than ever before and having launched our new online Expat Explorer tool earlier this year, we’re very excited at the prospect of being able to develop a resource that’s even more useful for expats by including some brand new data. That’s why we’re asking expats to not only complete the survey themselves, but also share it around their friends, relatives and colleagues to help us capture as many unique expat insights as possible.”
The HSBC Expat Explorer survey has become renowned over the last few years for giving an in-depth account of expat lives, straight from expats themselves. The survey traditionally examines a number of different topics including experiences in different countries, economic outlooks, personal expat matters, family matters and much more.
Miss Wood added: “Last year we were given further insight into how expats had adapted their lifestyles to the changing economic climate. Many expats thought their economy had declined over the previous year, with this trend being exaggerated for those in Europe – we’re keen to see the changes expats have experienced and how this trend has evolved and developed over the past year with further insights from expats around the globe.”
She also issued an open invite for all global expats to get involved: “If you’re an expat and want to find out how your country ranks, how your fellow expats are coping or even where your next trip might take you, make sure your voice is heard and get involved today.”
To participate in the 2011 Expat Explorer survey head over to http://www1.gfk-wi.com/wix/p123914242.aspx?WT.mc_id=EPC331