Articles tagged “visas”

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Many Brits love their summer holidays in Europe, but they may have to brandish passports that are valid for at least another six months, and face other bureaucratic delays before unloading their bags at the hotel. Was the pro-Brexit crowd taking this into account when they voted in favor of the referendum?

4 weeks ago

Even Chilean President’s Machete Won’t Halt Venezuelan Influx

Even Chilean President’s Machete Won’t Halt Venezuelan Influx

Daniela Guzman, Bloomberg

From the Middle East and Europe to Myanmar and Chile, refugees under duress will flee to safety, paperwork or not. That's what's happening as Venezuela collapse and many of its citizens escape to Chile.

4 weeks ago

Trump’s War on Foreign Visas Leads to Less Student Travel to U.S.

Trump’s War on Foreign Visas Leads to Less Student Travel to U.S.

Nick Leiber, Bloomberg

Fewer international college students are heading to the U.S. for their studies. This means a reduction in travel and all of the economic benefits that cities see from robust foreign visitation.

1 month ago

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

Richard Holmes, Skift

South Africa's onerous visa regime for minor travelers continues to hobble its all-important tourism industry. Amendments published last month may look like good news, but read them closely and – industry insiders say – not nearly enough has changed.

2 months ago

South Africa Will Overhaul Its Visa Rules to Woo Visitors

South Africa Will Overhaul Its Visa Rules to Woo Visitors

Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg

Easing entry restrictions for business travelers could help boost South Africa's effort to be a meetings and conventions center as the government targets more visitors to revive a flagging economy.

5 months ago

South Africa to Ease Visa Rules to Boost Tourism

South Africa to Ease Visa Rules to Boost Tourism

Sam Mkokeli, Bloomberg

These measures sound like an effective solution to dipping visitation. Hopefully Cape Town will be able to accommodate these potential tourists with the ongoing ramifications of its water crisis.

5 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

12 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago