Articles tagged “passports”

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You can see the dilemma that Marriott and other hotels face: Keep passport data strictly at the property level, where management may not be technically adept, or centralize the information where it can be potentially hacked in one fell swoop. CEO Sorenson is leaning toward the local approach. Either way is risky business.

3 months ago

Progress Finally Being Made on a Single African Passport

Progress Finally Being Made on a Single African Passport

Richard Holmes, Skift

Will 2019 be the year that the African Union passport is made freely available to the continent’s 1.2 billion citizens? Probably not, but technocrats at the 55-nation union say progress is being made.

4 months ago

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Many Brits love their summer holidays in Europe, but they may have to brandish passports that are valid for at least another six months, and face other bureaucratic delays before unloading their bags at the hotel. Was the pro-Brexit crowd taking this into account when they voted in favor of the referendum?

4 months ago

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

EU to Crack Down on Passports-for-Sale Schemes

Alexander Weber, Bloomberg

Money often can't buy you love, but it can buy you visas and European passports. It's wise that the EU wants to clean up the money-laundering cycle.

4 months ago

Venezuela Passports Can Only Be Purchased With Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Passports Can Only Be Purchased With Cryptocurrency

Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg

Paying with cryptocurrency or not, the price of a Venezuela passport is beyond the means of most of its people. And many would assuredly leave if they could.

8 months ago

How U.S. Travel Is Impacted by the Government Shutdown

How U.S. Travel Is Impacted by the Government Shutdown

Christopher Flavelle , Bloomberg

The impact won't be drastic in the first few days, but the longer the U.S. government shutdown lasts, the more severe the consequences will be for the U.S. travel industry and visitors. In Washington, D.C., the inmates are running the asylum.

1 year ago

Passenger Deadline Extended for New Driver’s License Requirements on U.S. Domestic Flights

Passenger Deadline Extended for New Driver’s License Requirements on U.S. Domestic Flights

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

The heat is off. Passengers flying on U.S. domestic flights will have until 2020 to make sure they have hack-proof driver's licenses to show as identification at airport security lanes.

1 year ago

U.S. Passport Offices Face Record Demand for Applications

U.S. Passport Offices Face Record Demand for Applications

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

No, it's not because citizens are fleeing the country due to an onslaught of political news. Adult U.S. passports must be renewed every 10 years, and the 2017 surge comes a decade after a law went into effect requiring passports for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.

2 years ago

Sweden Ranked as Having Best Passport in the World

Sweden Ranked as Having Best Passport in the World

Justin Bachmann, Bloomberg

Soon after this story was written, Sweden reintroduced compulsory military service so its passport comes with new responsibilities but the overall point about the desirability of its passport remains.

2 years ago

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Associated Press

In banning eyeglasses in passport and visa photos, the U.S. State Department states that resultant shadows and poor-quality images can lead to processing delays. If this gets everyone through Miami International Airport faster ...

3 years ago

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

Thomas Seal , Bloomberg

Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?

3 years ago

The Passport Is the Last Great Analog Travel Experience

The Passport Is the Last Great Analog Travel Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

The paper and ink we carry with us across borders also holds a lot of other curiosities.

3 years ago