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Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

African Travel visas Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

Gill Staden, eTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi has announced that he wants Zimbabwe to rethink its visa regime so that the country can earn from tourism.

VISA International looking to expand in Seychelles tourism establishments

added boost to the tourism market VISA International looking to expand in Seychelles tourism establishments

The Seychelles Tourism Board and VISA International held a business meeting last week to discuss the implementation of the swipe card facilities.

South African Tourism partners with Visa to promote country's tourist attractions

SA Tourism Teams Up With Visa South African Tourism partners with Visa to promote country's tourist attractions

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) and global payments technology company Visa have signed an agreement that will see the two organisations working closely together to promote the country's ...

Philippines to expedite processing of tourist visa extensions

Travel to Philippines Philippines to expedite processing of tourist visa extensions

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) assured Wednesday foreign tourists who wish to prolong their stay in the country that the processing and approval of their applications for ...

Voice your opinion about visa situation

ETOA launches new short survey Voice your opinion about visa situation

In 2010, ETOA ran an extensive survey on Schengen, UK, and Ireland visa processing in origin markets across the globe.

Egyptian couple charged with smuggling baby into UAE in handbag

Hidden baby found in carry-on at Sharjah International Airport Egyptian couple charged with smuggling baby into UAE in handbag

An Egyptian couple has been charged with putting their child at risk and attempted smuggling after security officers at an airport in the United Arab Emirates found their 5-month-old boy hidden in ...

Foreigners will be allowed to visit Beijing withouth visa

Beijing Tourism Foreigners will be allowed to visit Beijing withouth visa

Beijing is considering allowing foreign tourists a 72-hour window to explore the capital without a visa.

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

ASEAN VISA E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

Luc Citrinot, eTN

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - There is a funny expression in French media. They regularly mention “marronnier” (chestnut tree), as soon as a topic comes into the media on a regular basis.

Take part in a survey of the visa process

Survey in response to requests from authorities for feedback Take part in a survey of the visa process

ETOA is currently running a short snapshot survey of the Schengen visa process in five major origin markets: China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa.

Foreign lovers face great hurdles getting to the USA

Strict Guidelines limit Access to America Foreign lovers face great hurdles getting to the USA

Writer Richard Bach once wrote, “If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?” Not if your girlfriend or boyfriend is a foreign citizen – and getting them here is no ...

Your ticket to the US is here:  visa lottery!

United States Immigration Your ticket to the US is here: visa lottery!

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

There are many ways to legally immigrate to the United States, but did you know that only one of them depends completely on luck?

Tourist industry not happy with Sri Lanka's visa changes

Sri Lankan Tourism Tourist industry not happy with Sri Lanka's visa changes

A stream of visitors arrives from London or Dubai, Frankfurt or Hong Kong. They meet their tour guides or drivers and are whisked out in air-conditioned vehicles into the tropical greenery.

Visa: Brits biggest card spenders in UAE

UK Visitors In UAE Visa: Brits biggest card spenders in UAE

When it comes to swiping plastic in the UAE, British tourists are head and shoulders above the rest, new research from payment solutions provider Visa shows.

Visa to become exclusive brand for United, Continental

United Airlines and Continental Airlines Visa to become exclusive brand for United, Continental

SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO – Visa Inc. and United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Time to shop till you drop at Thailand's Grand Sale

The Sale To End All Sales Time to shop till you drop at Thailand's Grand Sale

BANGKOK, Thailand - Malaysians will want to head north to shop and save during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, Thailand's biggest annual shopping extravaganza, which offers world-class shopping, ...

Travelers lean on specialists to streamline international travel preparation

Specialty Services Help Clear Travel Prep Hurdles Travelers lean on specialists to streamline international travel preparation

With the economy just beginning a slow rebound after several difficult years, travelers are resuming exploration around the globe.

UK visa regime deters up to half a million clients a year

Problematic Visa Procedures UK visa regime deters up to half a million clients a year

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming ...

Alaska Airlines Visa named best loyalty card

Frequent Traveler Awards Alaska Airlines Visa named best loyalty card

SEATTLE - The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card was named "Best Loyalty Credit Card" in North America at the Frequent Traveler Awards, held in Houston.

US Electronic System for Travel Authorization fee kicks in Wednesday

Travel To US US Electronic System for Travel Authorization fee kicks in Wednesday

Marnie Hunter

Planning a trip to the United States? Tuesday is the last day for citizens of some countries to dodge a new travel fee.

Visa data shows 20% increase in inbound tourism spending

Tourism Outlook: USA Visa data shows 20% increase in inbound tourism spending

SAN FRANCISCO - A new report Tourism Outlook: USA from Visa Inc. indicates the tourism industry has begun to rebound during the first six months of 2010.

Kenya Airways to assist in Angola visa issues

Travel Visa Kenya Airways to assist in Angola visa issues

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Following complaints from passengers to Luanda, the latest destination in the growing Africa network by Kenya Airways, the airline has reacted promptly to assist would-be passengers to ...

An Indonesian visa with Garuda

Immigration An Indonesian visa with Garuda

Luc Citrinot, eTN

JAKARTA (eTN) - The two young Indonesian men sitting in the departure lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol airport look rather serious and not very excited to fly, in contrary to other Indonesian ...

US to require Visa Waiver Program travelers to pay fees for Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Final Interim Rule US to require Visa Waiver Program travelers to pay fees for Electronic System for Travel Authorization

WASHINGTON, DC - US Customs and Border Protection announced an interim final rule that amends DHS regulations to require travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries to pay operational and ...

5-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli sees new opportunities in US with easing of Libya visa restrictions for Americans

US Tour Operators Optimistic 5-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli sees new opportunities in US with easing of Libya visa restrictions for Americans

TRIPOLI, Libya - The luxurious Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, as one of the leading five-star properties in Libya’s capital city, has benefited from the recent growth of business travel from the ...

Malaysia axes visas on arrival for tourists

Malaysian Tourism Malaysia axes visas on arrival for tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia will tighten visa requirements for tourists from countries including China and India after many foreigners took advantage of easy entry procedures by ...

South Korea relaxes visa requirements for Chinese visitors

Chinese Tourism To South Korea South Korea relaxes visa requirements for Chinese visitors

SEOUL - South Korea will drastically relax visa requirements for Chinese tourists beginning next week, in a move to attract more visitors from its fast-growing neighbour nation, Yonhap News Agency ...

UK travel agency says technology helps travelers in “cutting the drudge” for visa to Russia

From UK To Russia With Love UK travel agency says technology helps travelers in “cutting the drudge” for visa to Russia

Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - A UK agency that specializes in bringing British travelers to Russia, Intourist-UK, hass claimed this week to have a technology-based innovation that will save British business and private ...

British tourists biggest spenders at FIFA World Cup 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 British tourists biggest spenders at FIFA World Cup 2010

According to data from VISA, British tourists in South Africa have so far been the biggest spenders during the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Uganda visa fees to United States go up again

Cost Is Nearly US$400 Uganda visa fees to United States go up again

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Anger and frustration is marking the publication of news that an application for a

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