Articles tagged “visas”

Brand USA Urges Mexicans to Visit U.S. Despite Hostile Rhetoric From Trump

Brand USA Urges Mexicans to Visit U.S. Despite Hostile Rhetoric From Trump

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Brand USA has the right idea: Be proactive about marketing, and soon, because Mexican tourists are already choosing other destinations that are less hostile.

3 weeks ago

Dated Technology Makes It Hard to Track U.S. Visa Holders

Dated Technology Makes It Hard to Track U.S. Visa Holders

Amy Taxin, Associated Press

Biometric technology could help make it easier for immigration officials to do their job, but no quick fix is possible anytime soon.

3 weeks ago

Killing U.S. Visa Programs? It’s Apparently on Trump Administration’s To-Do List

Killing U.S. Visa Programs? It’s Apparently on Trump Administration’s To-Do List

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As strange as it is that a tweet from a Rabbi would help expose the inner workings of a Presidential administration, it's even stranger that a plan to thoroughly disrupt international travel to the U.S. could be in the works.

4 weeks ago

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southeast Asian countries have a grand vision for visa-free travel, massive infrastructure projects and more airline competition to grow route networks. However, too much bureaucracy and political unrest stand in the way for this to become a reality in the near-term.

4 weeks ago

European Parliament Said it Won’t Scrap Visa Waivers for U.S. and Canada

European Parliament Said it Won’t Scrap Visa Waivers for U.S. and Canada

Associated Press

The threat of suspending visa-free travel for Americans in Europe is a favorite of the EU, even if they'll never actually follow through on their threats.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

The U.S. government is looking to make it easier for companies to hire temporary workers, but changes will likely happen too late into the busy summer travel season to prevent a serious impact on hotels and restaurants across the country.

4 weeks ago

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Jeanna Smialek, Bloomberg

Can the U.S. tourism economy afford to lose access to temporary workers? We'll soon find out.

1 month ago

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

U.S. Customs Revoked Global Entry for Some Muslim Americans

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

Skift reported this story two months ago that the CBP was revoking Global Entry Enrollment from some Muslim-Americans and the CBP flatly denied it. This Bloomberg story confirmed that customs officials weren't telling the truth at the time.

1 month ago

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Catherine Lucey and Scott Bauer, Associated Press

Highly skilled workers seeking to travel to the United States for work, and tech employers, in particular, will see some big changes as President Trump revamps the H-1B visa program. This is yet another program that would limit immigration -- in this case for students and other job-seekers.

1 month ago

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands have an economic incentive to push policy makers and private sectors in their destinations on sustainability and leaner visa policies because tourists will reward them with higher spending and likely repeat visits.

2 months ago

U.S. Embassies Will Use Extreme Vetting for More Visa Applicants

U.S. Embassies Will Use Extreme Vetting for More Visa Applicants

Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg and Arshad Mohammed, Reuters

U.S. embassies are now tasked to single out specific groups for extreme vetting. These enhanced screenings will slow down the pace of new visas being issued, creating a situation similar to what President Trump's travel bans intended.

2 months ago

European Union Tightens Border Security

European Union Tightens Border Security

Associated Press

The European Union is taking steps to tighten security and various member states are simultaneously removing the welcome mat from desperate refugees and asylum seekers.

3 months ago