Articles tagged “visas”

China Is Making It Easier for Foreign Tourists to Visit Hainan

China Is Making It Easier for Foreign Tourists to Visit Hainan

Keith Zhai, Bloomberg

Extending visa-free access is a surefire way to make a destination more popular. We can expect to see more tourists visiting the province over the next couple of years.

1 month ago

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

Bloomberg

WeChat is headquartered close to Hong Kong so Tencent Chairman Ma Huateng advocates an electronic ID system and other measures that would enhance the integration of Hong Kong with China for the purposes of trade, commerce, employment and travel. Many in Hong Kong would rather be less-integrated and more independent.

3 months ago

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Rafat Ali, Skift

Argentina is breaking from the past and hopes that its diversity of offerings attracts new types of travelers. The tourism minister comes from the private sector and he's bringing new energy into tourism promotion efforts.

3 months ago

How U.S. Travel Is Impacted by the Government Shutdown

How U.S. Travel Is Impacted by the Government Shutdown

Christopher Flavelle , Bloomberg

The impact won't be drastic in the first few days, but the longer the U.S. government shutdown lasts, the more severe the consequences will be for the U.S. travel industry and visitors. In Washington, D.C., the inmates are running the asylum.

4 months ago

Africa Edges Toward Adoption of Visa-Free Travel

Africa Edges Toward Adoption of Visa-Free Travel

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press

Borderless travel has been a dream across Africa for years and it is slowing becoming a reality. Adopting It would not only improve trade, it would made it much easier for tourism to flourish.

6 months ago

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Seattle Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Ban of Resettled Refugees’ Spouses and Kids

Gene Johnson, Associated Press

And so it continues despite bans being overturned. Every chance President Trump gets to keep foreigners out of the U.S., whether they be the spouses or kids of refugees already here, or prospective tech employees from foreign countries, he tries to block their entry. There's not much nuance to talk about here.

7 months ago

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Cuba Eases Tourist-Visa Policies to Counter U.S. Processing Suspension

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

The Trump administration claims to be all about family values but made it much harder for Cuban families inside and outside Cuba to see one another by suspending visa-processing in Havana. The Cuban government isn't hesitating to needle Trump about his visa policies, and the sonic attacks, which haven't been fully explained.

7 months ago

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Associated Press

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort.

7 months ago

U.S. and Turkey Suspend Visa Services After Istanbul Arrest of Consulate Employee

U.S. and Turkey Suspend Visa Services After Istanbul Arrest of Consulate Employee

Tugce Ozsoy, Bloomberg

The United States and Turkey are NATO allies — in theory. The reality shows that notion is increasingly out of date.

8 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Deadline Will Produce New Country-By-Country Restrictions

Trump Travel Ban Deadline Will Produce New Country-By-Country Restrictions

Jill Colvin, Associated Press

We're waiting for the next shoe to drop, so to speak, and a flurry of headlines and lawsuits to follow.

8 months ago

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Cape Verde Offers Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens in Bid to Boost Tourism

Ana Monteiro, Bloomberg

Cape Verde has extensive public debt, and tourism represents a way to help ease the financial burden on its government and bring jobs to its residents.

8 months ago

Potential Visa-Program Cuts Have Travel Industry Alarmed

Potential Visa-Program Cuts Have Travel Industry Alarmed

Dan Peltier, Skift

The J-1 visa program is an invaluable resource for many travel industry businesses. It's clear that any cuts to the program would be detrimental to the travel industry and the broader U.S. economy.

8 months ago