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Articles tagged “visas”

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Canada and Mexico want to make it clear to each other that they're willing to work together to make tourism easier, even if the new administration in the country between them doesn't share the same view.

5 days ago

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

Daniel Meesak, Jing Daily

Chinese tourism to the U.S. is decelerating despite the fact that there was no Brexit in the U.S. and terrorism incidents didn't have the scale of those in Europe in the last couple of years. Is double-digit growth the new normal?

2 weeks ago

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

U.K. Woos Indian Investors With Expedited Visas in Post-Brexit Strategy

Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The UK is already looking to hedge its post-Brexit losses by enhancing ties to Indian investors through preferential visa policies. There doesn't seem to be much of a trickle-down policy in terms of reassuring students from India, though, who have been foreclosed from attending university in the UK.

1 month ago

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Travelers Can No Longer Wear Glasses in U.S. Passport and Visa Photos

Associated Press

In banning eyeglasses in passport and visa photos, the U.S. State Department states that resultant shadows and poor-quality images can lead to processing delays. If this gets everyone through Miami International Airport faster ...

2 months ago

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

This comes at a time when travel between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are highly valued by smart leaders in each nation. Canada wants to sell its beef, but it wants Mexican tourists with money nearly as much.

5 months ago

What the Brexit May Mean for International Travelers

What the Brexit May Mean for International Travelers

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The good news? No matter how bad this goes down it will look wonderful when compared to the Rio Olympic games.

6 months ago

Turkey and EU’s Visa-Free Travel Deal is on the Verge of Breaking Down

Turkey and EU’s Visa-Free Travel Deal is on the Verge of Breaking Down

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The EU needs to become more liberalized in its view of visa-free travel and consider which countries actually pose a risk to its universal culture and values.

6 months ago

EU Changes Visa Waiver Program Due to Terrorism Concerns and Migrant Crisis

EU Changes Visa Waiver Program Due to Terrorism Concerns and Migrant Crisis

Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Travel for Europeans in Europe could become more complicated. The EU is making these changes from a place of weakness and it's unlikely that the new rules will have the intended effect.

7 months ago

Europe Mulls Requiring Visas for American and Canadian Visitors

Europe Mulls Requiring Visas for American and Canadian Visitors

Gabriela Baczynska , Reuters

Europe's proposed move to require visas for American and Canadian visitors would be a blow to the EU's tourism industry and appears to be retaliation for the fact that several European countries aren't part of the U.S. visa waiver program.

8 months ago

Commerce Secretary, Marriott CEO Call for More Data-Sharing to Enhance Security

Commerce Secretary, Marriott CEO Call for More Data-Sharing to Enhance Security

Dan Peltier, Skift

It will take both the public and private sectors working together to see that security data is regularly shared in a transparent fashion.

8 months ago

Chinese Who Bought Portugal Properties For Visas Are Fed Up With Empty Promises

Chinese Who Bought Portugal Properties For Visas Are Fed Up With Empty Promises

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Portugal decided to mortgage its resident visas to foreign property buyers and now should make good on its promises.

11 months ago

6 Charts That Explain the State of Global Tourist Visas in 2016

6 Charts That Explain the State of Global Tourist Visas in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

The world has less restrictive visa policies in 2016 than it did before the global economic crisis. Let's hope temporary setbacks from terror attacks and security fears don't cause governments to send us backwards.

11 months ago