Articles tagged “passports”

Airlines

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

Does Ryanair believe the only acceptable South Africans to fly on its planes are those relative few who speak Afrikaans?

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

News Blog

New U.S. Tourism Strategy Calls for More Touchless Tech

From facial biometrics at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints to visas that don't require boarding foils, the new U.S. Department of Commerce strategy to boost international arrivals calls for tech improvements to better verify identities and expedite the travel process. Passport kiosks. Department of Homeland Security. Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhsgov/16460568027/in/photostream/ Among the recommended tech-oriented actions citied in the…

Business Travel

A Daughter of Nigerian Immigrants Helping Under-Represented Students See the World

Studying abroad doesn't have to be a pipe dream for young Hispanic and African Americans. Bola Ibidapo's Too Fly Foundation is on a mission to help young people overcome the barriers they face in their communities that prevent them from traveling the globe.

A Daughter of Nigerian Immigrants Helping Under-Represented Students See the World

Travel Technology

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

By acquiring Argentinan vendor Whyline, Clear is doubling down on technology that allows travelers to reserve a spot in line when they check in for their flight. This "virtual queueing" tech could be used outside of airports, too, such as at attraction parks, in conference venues, and on cruise ships.

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

Tourism

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

Countries like the U.S. issuing passports with a new gender marker is a powerful acknowledgment that people who don't identify as male or female are becoming more prominent in the world.

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

Tourism

Cyprus Engaged in ‘Mass Illegality’ in Cash-for-Passports Scheme

Despite being warned not to continue an illegal practice, numerous high-ranking Cypriot government officials persisted in carrying out a scheme to grant coveted passports in exchange for cash.

Cyprus Engaged in ‘Mass Illegality’ in Cash-for-Passports Scheme

Online Travel

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

New tech launched today in Seychelles spotlights the issues many border agencies will face when collecting coronavirus-related health data from travelers.

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

Hotels

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

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.

Marriott CEO Tells Senators Passport Changes Being Considered After Data Breach

Tourism

Progress Finally Being Made on a Single African Passport

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.

Progress Finally Being Made on a Single African Passport

Tourism

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

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?

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