cityQuicker Launches Corporate Service to Help Expatriates Adjust to Living Abroad
August 7, 2001, London, UK – Just landed in the capital and feeling lost? Looking for a good school? Need house-hunting tips? Or are you simply looking for a tennis partner this weekend? Launched today after extensive testing by several multinational corporations including Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, cityQuicker provides answers to all these questions and more for overseas employees who have relocated to London.
Visitors to www.cityquicker.com can find a wealth of practical information written to help expatriates adjust to life in the capital, along with a thriving community of like-minded contemporaries.
cityQuicker is available by corporate subscription only and has already been purchased by several companies who want to make the lives of their expatriate employees easier and ensure that they get settled and comfortable as quickly as possible.
According to a Human Resource Administrator for a major multinational corporation, “In just a few months, cityQuicker has become an invaluable resource for our expatriate employees. We rely upon the site for everything from helping a new arrival open a bank account to helping an employee who has lived in London for a year get a driving licence.”
The site is based on the authoritative and highly respected Living in London: A Practical Guide, 8th edition, which has been published by the Junior League of London since 1981. New content has been added to enhance the site including an on-line education consultant to help with school decisions; physician and health information; a neighborhood search and a mapping function. cityQuicker is designed to enable expatriates and frequent travellers to make their experience in London as full and productive as possible.
cityQuicker founders Pam and Hank Abernathy feel there is a clear demand for this service. “We know from both Human Resource administrators and expatriates themselves that there is a real need for practical information to help make life abroad easier and more fun” says Hank Abernathy.
cityQuicker encourages members to make the site their own. Not only can members find services throughout the greater London area, they can add their own ratings, reviews, and recommendations. There is a secure directory of members for community building within London and a bulletin board to post messages and share information.
cityQuicker Hong Kong will launch in the Autumn, with cityQuicker New York and Tokyo to follow. To find out more about cityQuicker and details on corporate subscriptions contact email@example.com
Rebecca Thomas/Lisa Schechter
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