A relocating employee’s first impressions of a new host country can have a significant impact on their decision to accept an assignment and on their attitudes as they prepare for the transition. IOR’s Destination Consultants pride themselves on designing the ideal area tour of the new location. As “ambassadors” for their city, the Area Orientation is ideal for International as well as Domestic relocations. Our Destination Consultants familiarize the employee and family with the local area based on their specific needs. Tours may include:
- An introduction to various communities
- Points of interest
- Sample housing and school options
- Transportation options
- Other areas of interest identified by the assignee before or during the trip
This type of support is typically part of a preview trip with the remainder of the services completed upon the return to the host city. Area Orientations are especially recommended for families and senior level executives.