Articles tagged “visas”

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

Business Travel

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startup Draper House, which is part of the billionaire investor's funding network, is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurial tourism, a fast-growing sub sector that blends startup culture and venture capital with hospitality. Co-branding opportunities could help it expand rapidly.

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Sustainable Travel’s Shortfalls

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, April 20, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Sustainable Travel’s Shortfalls

Tourism

Will Rising Visa Fees Stifle a Full Travel Recovery?

Destinations taking baby steps towards travel recovery should look to turn entry barriers into opportunities. Governments should reflect and review their pre-Covid traditional visa policies to make way for technology-enabled progressive approaches and the visa fee, though small, plays its part in determining travel decisions.

Will Rising Visa Fees Stifle a Full Travel Recovery?

Tour Operators

U.S. Tour Operators Could Face a Long Wait for the Large-Scale Return of Chinese Travelers

Although the U.S. travel industry anxiously awaits the return of Chinese visitors, the timing will largely depend on when Beijing decides to ease outbound travel restrictions.

U.S. Tour Operators Could Face a Long Wait for the Large-Scale Return of Chinese Travelers

Tourism

How International Students Won’t Be a Boost for the U.S. Travel Economy This Fall

While the travel exemption opens up opportunities for international students, the U.S. still has a long way to go to accommodate them. It begs the question of how much these students are willing to endure and how much more this will continue to hurt the travel economy.

How International Students Won’t Be a Boost for the U.S. Travel Economy This Fall

Tourism

China Considers New Visa Polices Based on Vaccines

This will not be the first time we hear of a country taking into consideration whether a person is vaccinated when determining who is granted visas.

China Considers New Visa Polices Based on Vaccines

Business Travel

Digital Nomad Visas May End Up Being a Bureaucratic Hell for Big Companies

There's momentum building to make remote work a reality at some of the more progressive multinational companies, but the question of travel policies and tax liabilities could prove too much of a headache.

Digital Nomad Visas May End Up Being a Bureaucratic Hell for Big Companies

Tourism

Saudi Tourist Visa Opens New Doors for Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Since Saudi Arabia introduced a new tourist visa on Sept. 28, the focus has been on what it means for non-Muslim leisure travelers. But the new visa holds a bigger significance for the huge Muslim travel market in Asia and elsewhere.

Saudi Tourist Visa Opens New Doors for Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained

Businesses can’t resist the opportunities that a new frontier brings. In the case of Saudi Arabia, however, the gamble they take is whether tourists will actually go, given the kingdom’s poor image. The adage "build and they will come" is being tested.

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained