Articles tagged “u.s. visa”

Tourism

Ask Skift: How Do Visa Processing Delays Affect Tourism?

Tourism executives believe visa processing delays are holding back the industry's recovery.

Ask Skift: How Do Visa Processing Delays Affect Tourism?

Tourism

New Tourism Secretary Won’t Be ‘Panacea’ for U.S. Travel Troubles

The U.S. travel industry should lower their expectations that the assistant secretary for travel and tourism will make their jobs easier.

New Tourism Secretary Won’t Be ‘Panacea’ for U.S. Travel Troubles

Airlines

Skift India Report: Indigo, Air India to Address Pilot Fatigue With New Tech Tools

At a time when most Indian airlines and airport operators are eyeing growth and announcing expansion plans, the country’s pilots and cabin crew fraternity are still struggling to negotiate salaries and flight duty timings.

Skift India Report: Indigo, Air India to Address Pilot Fatigue With New Tech Tools

Tour Operators

Thomas Cook Digs Deeper Into the Habits of Indian Travelers

With a dramatic shift in traveler behavior, industry stakeholders must reimagine their offerings to cater to the new domestic tourist who feels that the need to take frequent breaks is more important than ever.

Thomas Cook Digs Deeper Into the Habits of Indian Travelers

Short-Term Rentals

New York City’s Short-Term Rental Inventory Will Drop Dramatically

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at New York City's short-term rental cliff, U.S. outbound tourism, and visa wait times for Indian travelers to the U.S.

New York City’s Short-Term Rental Inventory Will Drop Dramatically

Tourism

Skift India Report: U.S. Visa Applicants Can Now Book With No Wait Time

After facing some of the longest wait times, Indian applicants for the U.S. visa finally have much reason to cheer.

Skift India Report: U.S. Visa Applicants Can Now Book With No Wait Time

Tourism

3 U.S. Cities Compete for the 2026 World Cup Final

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at the competition to host the World Cup in the U.S., visa wait times to the U.S., and the largest outbound tourism market in the world.

3 U.S. Cities Compete for the 2026 World Cup Final

Hotels

India Daily: Oyo Expands Into New Markets to Support First-Gen Hoteliers 

A hotel is only as good as its frontline staff. Oyo’s accelerator program is helping small hoteliers achieve long-term profitability and increase earnings by offering mentorship and financial assistance.

India Daily: Oyo Expands Into New Markets to Support First-Gen Hoteliers 

Tourism

India Daily: New U.S. Consulates in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad Could Speed Visa Approvals

In what might seem like a much-needed relief to end long visa delays, how efficiently backlogs are cleared remains to be seen.

India Daily: New U.S. Consulates in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad Could Speed Visa Approvals

Tourism

India Daily: U.S. Legislators Want Government to Prioritize Visa Backlog 

The average wait time for an Indian tourist visa to visit the U.S. still stands at 11 months. The State Department needs to do better.

India Daily: U.S. Legislators Want Government to Prioritize Visa Backlog