Articles tagged “state department”

Tourism

Visa Wait Times Put Drag on U.S. International Travel Recovery

One more impact of the global labor shortage is the protracted wait time for visas that will continue to hurt the U.S.'s international tourism recovery if quick solutions aren't found.

Visa Wait Times Put Drag on U.S. International Travel Recovery

Tourism

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

The Trump administration's tightening of visa requirements continues, this time targeting one of the president's pet hates: birthright citizenship. There's a risk that pregnant travelers will be treated with the assumption that they're coming to the U.S. to give birth.

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Tourism

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

The United Arab Emirates is pouring lots of cash into its Dubai Expo 2020, and the United States will reportedly benefit from that generosity. The question is, on what terms?

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

Tourism

U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

The policies of the Trump administration haven't exactly been friendly to inbound U.S. tourism — or to international cooperation. But for reasons not entirely clear, the administration seems keen to get back into the UN's World Tourism Organization.

U.S. Considers Rejoining UN’s World Tourism Organization in a Rare Nod to Global Cooperation

Tourism

Look Who’s Issuing Travel Advisories Now for the U.S. Since Dayton and El Paso

In the wake of the mass shootings that claimed 31 lives in early August, several authorities have issued travel alerts for travelers headed to the U.S. Whether it's a statement or a matter of safety — or both — it's significant.

Look Who’s Issuing Travel Advisories Now for the U.S. Since Dayton and El Paso

Tourism

Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

In the wake of a tragedy, destinations are hugely beholden to the public perception of how safe it is to travel there, regardless of the reality on the ground. But the United States — which has experienced more mass shootings than there are days in 2019 — is unfairly exempt from that struggle.

Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Tourism

U.S. State Department Overhauls Travel Warning System

It's a complicated world and the State Department is trying to make it a little less complicated for U.S. travelers wondering if it's safe to travel somewhere. There will likely be a learning curve to understand the new system and how other countries respond to them.

U.S. State Department Overhauls Travel Warning System

Tourism

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

The ban, starting in September, comes after a U.S. student died from an injury after detainment in a North Korean prison. While Skift believes free travel is a right and is also helpful geopolitically, this may be an exceptional case.

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

Business Travel

U.S. Passport Offices Face Record Demand for Applications

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.

U.S. Passport Offices Face Record Demand for Applications

Tourism

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

The times we live in. While it always pays to be alert no matter where you travel, warnings like these that advise travelers to avoid public places like hotels and restaurants can have a detrimental impact on these businesses.

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays