US adds UK, Germany, South Korea and Qatar to Trusted Traveler program
WASHINGTON, DC – "The Trusted Traveler Program brings with it a wide array of security, economic and consumer benefits, and CBP is to be applauded for continuing to push for its expansion.” So say
WASHINGTON, DC – “The Trusted Traveler Program brings with it a wide array of security, economic and consumer benefits, and CBP is to be applauded for continuing to push for its expansion.” So says the chief of the U.S. Travel Association.
Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the a statement on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) announcement of its intent to allow citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, and Qatar to enroll in its highly successful trusted traveler program known as Global Entry. He continued:
“Global Entry expedites screening for preapproved, low-risk international travelers, enabling CBP to focus its screening resources on potentially riskier unknown travelers. Expanding Global Entry to more travelers from key allied nations will strengthen United States aviation security while improving the efficiency of the U.S. entry process for all travelers.
“According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international travelers added nearly US$90 billion to the U.S. economy in the first six months of 2013. International travel to the U.S. is America’s No. 1 services export, and America posted a travel trade surplus of US$4.3 billion in June.
“By welcoming more international travelers, CBP’s expansion of the Global Entry program will help provide more jobs, more economic opportunity and more revenue to communities all across the U.S.
“We are excited by the prospect of expanding this program in the very near future to qualified travelers from the UK, Germany, South Korea and Qatar.”