Tag: passports

Skynet? Facial recognition tech coming to airport near you

Skynet? Facial recognition tech coming to airport near you

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:29 0

Facial recognition technology may be coming to an airport near you in a bid to cut lines and speed up airline passenger travel. Its detractors ... Read More

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

Malta ranked No.1 European LGBTQ+ travel destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 16:15 0

ILGA-Europe has announced that Malta has been ranked the number one travel destination on the Europe Rainbow Index 2019 for the fourth year running. Out ... Read More

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Pedaling for a purpose? United Airlines assists AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:38 0

United Airlines announced today it is offering an airfare discount and free checked bikes for customers flying to ride in the AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from ... Read More

Taiwanese spy targets Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida with malicious software

Taiwanese spy targets Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida with malicious software

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 2, 2019 21:34 0

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is a luxury property and travel club owned by U.S. President Trump. The resort was the possible scene of an attempted ... Read More

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

United: Top-ranked LGBTQ airline

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:41 0

United Airlines today announced that for the eighth consecutive year, it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction to rename Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Travel applauds introduction to rename Visa Waiver Program

editor editor- March 28, 2019 21:41 3

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the introduction of a bill to rename ... Read More

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

What is the discussion at the UNWTO / ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:47 0

A Panel discussion is ongoing and a packed program are planned today for delegates in Sai Island, Cabo Verde attending the First UNWTO/ ICAO Ministerial ... Read More

United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options

United Airlines: Non-binary gender booking options

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 19:05 0

United Airlines today announced it has become the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels in addition to providing the ... Read More

Iran Tourism: What about hitchhiking as a woman?

Iran Tourism: What about hitchhiking as a woman?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 15:32 0

There is no war in Iran, the country is generally safe, and the living standards are comparable to those of Europe. The architecture is gorgeous, ... Read More

Indian passport rises in global passport power ranking

Indian passport rises in global passport power ranking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 19:27 0

Continuing to improve its rank on the global passport power ranking, Indian passport has become 10 ranks stronger in the last five years improving its ... Read More

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Myanmar-India Business Summit indicates tourism cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2019 06:57 0

There are growing links between India and Myanmar in tourism. Visiting Consul General of India Mr Nandan Singh Bhaisora ppointed out the growing ties, trade ... Read More

African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:50 0

The AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport. Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05 0

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

Confronting world tourism’s changing economic times

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- January 3, 2019 01:03 0

There is little doubt that the tourism industry is facing some interesting and challenging times. Read More

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 13:45 0

A former U.S. State Department Security Officer has a safety message for business travelers and advice for tourists with a solution for everyone carrying a ... Read More

Hotel industry: Saying goodbye to 2018, ready for strong 2019

Hotel industry: Saying goodbye to 2018, ready for strong 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 07:30 0

With the year coming to an end, Hotelbeds has prepared some testimonials about 2018, with insights about how the year has been for the hotel ... Read More

Live like a local in Nassau, Bahamas

Live like a local in Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 8, 2018 10:43 0

Travel destination - the Bahamas - is a Caribbean archipelago located off the coast of Florida with a long history of colonization. Read More

Fewer Australians have their passports cancelled on national security grounds

Fewer Australians have their passports cancelled on national security grounds

editor editor- January 21, 2013 05:43 0

The number of Australians to have had their passports cancelled on national security grounds has plummeted, possibly because the security agencies have successfully targeted many ... Read More

Australian passport offers new gender option – “indeterminate”

Australian passport offers new gender option – “indeterminate”

editor editor- September 16, 2011 06:57 0

In a move the Australian government hopes will help remove discrimination against intersex or transgender people, the country's passports will now offer three options: male, ... Read More

Leader in UK passport services now in Houston

Leader in UK passport services now in Houston

editor editor- August 2, 2011 04:38 0

HOUSTON, Texas - Industry-leading passport and visa service, Travel Document Systems, Inc., announced today that their Houston division will specialize in providing expert passport services ... Read More

Travelers should expect major delays for business travel visas to Pakistan

Travelers should expect major delays for business travel visas to Pakistan

editor editor- June 4, 2011 02:33 0

WASHINGTON, DC - Travel Document Systems, Inc., a Washington, DC-based industry leader in the expedited visa and passport industry, today announced that there is a ... Read More

State Department not aware that it could deny passports to sex offenders

State Department not aware that it could deny passports to sex offenders

editor editor- July 16, 2010 02:44 0

The State Department did not know until this year that it has the authority -- signed into law by President Bush in December 2008 -- ... Read More

Travel is about to become more expensive courtesy of Uncle Sam

Travel is about to become more expensive courtesy of Uncle Sam

editor editor- July 13, 2010 07:04 0

The cost of travel, an industry that has been impacted in a negative way by fuel prices in recent years, will take a hit from ... Read More

East African Community clarifies on passports

East African Community clarifies on passports

editor editor- April 26, 2010 00:50 0

Following reports that immigration officials, in particular in one country of the Read More

Tourists with new faces face problems upon return

Tourists with new faces face problems upon return

editor editor- August 19, 2009 07:56 0

A group of Chinese women who travelled to South Korea for cosmetic surgery baffled immigration officers on their return home when their new looks did ... Read More

US tourists likely to stay home due to passport rule

US tourists likely to stay home due to passport rule

editor editor- June 7, 2009 07:01 0

Tourist-related businesses expect a quieter summer, especially along the Canada-U.S. border with the new passport rule. Read More

Investigator uses phony documents to get passports

Investigator uses phony documents to get passports

editor editor- March 16, 2009 05:37 0

WASHINGTON – Using phony documents and the identities of a dead man and a 5-year-old boy, a government investigator obtained U.S. passports in a test ... Read More

3000 blank British passports hijacked

3000 blank British passports hijacked

editor editor- July 30, 2008 04:11 0

LONDON - Hijackers made off with boxes of blank British passports worth a fortune on the black market in a raid on a delivery van, ... Read More

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