Orientation tours can serve two purposes: it may be pre-decisional or serve familiarisation.
In the first case, the purpose of the tour (pre-assignment visit) is to show the expat the benefits of moving to Belgium, allowing him or her to make a well-advised decision about his or her relocation. As such a company minimizes the risk that an employee relocates to a country and finds out after a few weeks or months that he or she or his or her family can not adjust to local traditions. Every relocation that fails costs a lot of money to the company, and is not favorable for the expat either.
Once the decision is made to relocate a person and his family to another country, an orientation tour may be needed to ensure his or her family is prepared for and reconciled with the relocation. We do this by acquainting the transferee and his or her family with the new work and living environment, local living conditions as well as identifying housing options.
An orientation tour, or pre-assignment visit is offered as a stand-alone service, or together with a home search package, to provide an overview of neighborhoods prior to targeted home selection.
We can offer you both a program for one day or for half a day.
This program includes the following services:
- In every case, a "needs and preferences analysis" is conducted with the transferee and his/her family to make sure that a personalized and tailor-made tour is provided covering the expectations of the transferee and the family.
- Introduction to the local culture, its habits and geography during a welcome meeting, where our relocation consultant will respond to all possible questions your transferee and his/her family may have. This meeting will allow us to respond even more to the specific needs of your transferee and his/her family, and arrange the tour on an individualized basis.
- Neighborhood tours including for instance housing, schools, shopping areas, transportation systems, recreation, International Clubs,… as per the transferee’s preference.
- Information regarding specific points of interest of the transferee family.