Articles tagged “passports”

Tourism

U.S. to Spend $50 Million to Cut Visa Wait Times and Passport Backlogs

The U.S. government is putting more financial resources toward cutting its excessive visa wait times. Let's hope it gets the job done.

U.S. to Spend $50 Million to Cut Visa Wait Times and Passport Backlogs

Tourism

Most Powerful Passports in 2024: Nationalities With Visa-Free Travel

The latest ranking of passports with the most access to countries for visa-free travel shows Asian countries are vying for dominance, with the U.S. passport stagnating somewhat.

Most Powerful Passports in 2024: Nationalities With Visa-Free Travel

Tourism

The Ozempic Era Will Force the Travel Industry to Adapt

If travel companies are not thinking about the impact of GLP-1s on their bottom line yet – in 2024 they will.

The Ozempic Era Will Force the Travel Industry to Adapt

Tourism

U.S. Passport Wait Times Return to Normal After 2 Years of Lengthy Delays

The return of more normal processing times is critical as Americans travel abroad in massive numbers.

U.S. Passport Wait Times Return to Normal After 2 Years of Lengthy Delays

Tourism

Government Shutdown: The Impact on Key Travel Sectors

Brief government shutdowns haven’t typically had a big impact on the travel industry. But the longer they go on, the greater the chance for staffing issues and other service disruptions.

Government Shutdown: The Impact on Key Travel Sectors

Tourism

UAE Is Second Fastest-Growing International Arrival Destination

Amidst spearheading global travel recovery, the Middle East's ambitious tourism goals come across as pragmatic rather than overly ambitious, backed by strategic capacity building efforts

UAE Is Second Fastest-Growing International Arrival Destination

Hotels

Skift India Report: Premium Hotels to Set Decade High Occupancy Rates This Year

Industry experts are very bullish on the revenue growth of premium hotels owing to better operational parameters, largely due to domestic demand and global events like the G20 Summit and the Cricket World Cup 2023.

Skift India Report: Premium Hotels to Set Decade High Occupancy Rates This Year

Tourism

Singapore Has the Best Passport for Global Travelers

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at global passport power, United’s Asian play, and Thailand’s Middle Eastern ambitions.

Singapore Has the Best Passport for Global Travelers

Tourism

Most Powerful Passports: U.S. Gets Weaker, Singapore Is No. 1

The World's Passport Index for visa-free travel, ranked according to International Air Transport Association, shows the U.S. has slipped two spots and is unlikely to regain its position soon.

Most Powerful Passports: U.S. Gets Weaker, Singapore Is No. 1

Tourism

Skift India Daily: Tour Operators Return to Profits

A steep increase in air fares, prolonged visa delays, and inflation pressures must be averted to ensure the growth momentum.

Skift India Daily: Tour Operators Return to Profits