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Articles tagged “passports”

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.

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

The Passport Is the Last Great Analog Travel Experience

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

The Passport Is the Last Great Analog Travel Experience

Airlines

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

Sure, cutting the average monthly wait time by more than 40% is a significant improvement. But you can bet the international travelers still waiting in those one hour or two hour-plus lines will make it their mission to bad mouth their experience to anyone who will listen.

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

SkiftX

The Design Firm That Created the World’s Best Looking Passport

Yet another reason to envy the Norwegians.

The Design Firm That Created the World’s Best Looking Passport

Online Travel

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

Using mobile apps to speed the customs process at the airport is a logical step. Anything that can speed the customs process while maintaining security has got to be a good thing.

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

Tourism

How to travel halfway around the world without a U.S. passport

There’s no reason for an American not to own a passport, and definitely no excuse not to travel overseas if destinations as far a Guam can be visited without one.

Tourism

The musical instruments that will now need passports to travel

One more rather odd, admittedly, step towards streamlined travel.

Tourism

Caribbean islands selling passports for investments

Buying citizenship is a scheme that could lead to security lapses and corruption. Some of these small and gorgeous Caribbean islands are desperate to encourage development, and these fast-track citizenship-purchase programs are a testament to their economic woes.

Caribbean islands selling passports for investments