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Articles tagged “borders”

Tourism

Border politics: Laredo, Texas can’t shake its sister city’s negative image

The depth of the ties between cross-border communities in along the U.S.-Mexico border is lost in the current nonsense-driven border security concerns and and national drug policy debates. The region will remain unstable until laws are changed.

Border politics: Laredo, Texas can’t shake its sister city’s negative image

Tourism

Border fees would slam upstate New York’s $15.4 billion tourism sector

The controversial border fees will be heavily discussed as media, politicians, and businesses weigh the pros and cons of fee revenues and the potential impact on the tourism relationship.

Border fees would slam upstate New York’s $15.4 billion tourism sector

SkiftX

Borders logjams could dissuade 100 million tourists from U.S. visits

Brand USA spends millions marketing the U.S. as a destination, but just fixing the gridlock at U.S. borders could probably do a lot more to entice visitors.

Borders logjams could dissuade 100 million tourists from U.S. visits

Business Travel

Customs agents barred from arbitrary laptop searches at Mexico border

This ruling also impacts business travelers crossing borders with sensitive corporate documents, and provides some new protections, although it is destined to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Customs agents barred from arbitrary laptop searches at Mexico border

Uncategorized

Laptop seizures at U.S. borders come under fire

Agents should have probably cause before they sieze citizens' laptops and other devices for weeks at a time.

Laptop seizures at U.S. borders come under fire

Tourism

Mexico-bound lanes at Tijuana border crossing get an upgrade to speedier entry times

The Mexican authorities have the advantage of approaching border issues without the same, obstructionist political baggage that bogs down their U.S. counterparts.

Airlines

Flights between Sudan and South Sudan capitals resume for at least six months

Flights haven't run between the countries since January, forcing passengers to travel via Kenya or Ethiopia to cross the border. The return of flights is welcomed by citizens, who hope direct flights will return to regions outside the capital as well.

Flights between Sudan and South Sudan capitals resume for at least six months

Tourism

Travel between Russia and the U.S. officially gets easier on September 9

Visa requirements for U.S. citizens entering Russia have seemed onerous for years, but considering restrictions the U.S. puts in place for potential entrants and the four decade Cold War, a little extra paperwork doesn't seem so crazy.

Tourism

Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia join forces to promote common tourism zone

The first nations to bring in new leaders following the Arab Spring hope to reawaken their culture and boost travel to their region, although drastic security changes will have to precede the first big wave of tourism.

Online Travel

Your next U.S. border sentry may be “an ATM on steroids”

For a population that's already paranoid about TSA checkpoints and Big Brother-inspired border guards, a computer scanner that monitors whether or not people are lying is probably not the most welcome addition to the border security arsenal.