Articles tagged “passports”

News Blog

Chinese Cite Financial Impact From Covid for Not Wanting to Travel Abroad

Chinese travelers cite financial constraints over the last three years as the leading reason for not wanting to travel abroad even as China decided to end its zero-Covid policy by easing travel restrictions, according to a report. Chinese marketing solutions firm Dragon Trail International published a report on Thursday following a survey of more than 1,000…

Airlines

Air Travelers to UK Warned of Delays as Passport Control Staff Strike

More than 250,000 passengers arriving at several UK airports might be delayed because of strikes by about 1,000 border security workers. But the government may send in the army to check passports.

Air Travelers to UK Warned of Delays as Passport Control Staff Strike

News Blog

Croatia Will Join Border-Free Schengen Area in 2023

Croatia will be joining the Schengen area in the new year. Starting January 1, travelers will be able to move passport-free between Croatia and the 26 member countries that make up the Schengen area. The Schengen area comprises a pact between countries to remove border controls for those traveling between their territories. Croatia received unanimous…

Tourism

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Even as global hotel development may have slowed down due to serious risks looming over the economy, the hospitality sector's development of Gulf nations remains robust. The nations realize offering choice is essential for people to visit a destination.

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

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