Tag: travel visa

Voyage to Colombo
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Voyage to Colombo

editor editor- May 30, 2013

SRI LANKA (eTN) - I arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka after a pleasant flight on the national carrier, a short ... Read More

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized
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Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

editor editor- May 14, 2013

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi has announced that he wants Zimbabwe to rethink its visa regime so that the ... Read More

USA Tourist Visa denied for eTN writer  – eTN wants to also hear your story
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USA Tourist Visa denied for eTN writer – eTN wants to also hear your story

editor editor- May 2, 2013

(eTN) - With the United States of America establishing a national tourism identity, "Brand USA," travel to the US for ... Read More

ICTP says Peru’s visa initiative is a smarter way to move travelers across international borders
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ICTP says Peru’s visa initiative is a smarter way to move travelers across international borders

editor editor- April 26, 2013

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today expressed its strong support for the ministerial initiative of Peru, Ecuador, and ... Read More

Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system
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Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system

editor editor- April 24, 2013

LIMA, Peru - Gathered today in Lima at the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Summit, ministers of tourism and ... Read More

Improved visa processing and transport to benefit the Caribbean
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Improved visa processing and transport to benefit the Caribbean

editor editor- April 23, 2013

The tourist industry in the Caribbean will benefit from more visa facilities and improvements in air transport, said Regional Director ... Read More

India starts visa-on-arrival for Pakistani senior citizens
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India starts visa-on-arrival for Pakistani senior citizens

editor editor- April 8, 2013

NEW DELHI, India - After dithering over the decision for over two months, India has finally started a “visa-on-arrival” facility ... Read More

Securing travel visas upon entry in Thailand
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Securing travel visas upon entry in Thailand

editor editor- March 19, 2013

The visa on arrival - visa exemption rule - allows passport holders of 19 countries to enter Thailand under this ... Read More

UNWTO call to revise visa regulations answered by Jamaica
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UNWTO call to revise visa regulations answered by Jamaica

editor editor- March 18, 2013

UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) welcomes Jamaica’s decision to waive visa requirements for Eastern European nationals and to extend indefinitely ... Read More

India stops group tourist visa facility for Pakistani tourists before it starts
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India stops group tourist visa facility for Pakistani tourists before it starts

editor editor- March 15, 2013

NEW DELHI, India - In a big blow to so-called “Aman ki Asha” (the peace initiative), the Indian Home Ministry ... Read More

Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims
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Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims

editor editor- February 11, 2013

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia will tighten its visa regime for Muslims and will review visas already given to Muslims irrespective ... Read More

UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies
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UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

editor editor- January 30, 2013

New UNWTO research on visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most “open” regions ... Read More

India and Pakistan activate new travel visa agreement
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India and Pakistan activate new travel visa agreement

editor editor- December 17, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan and India put into operation a new visa agreement on Friday when Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman ... Read More

International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Rwanda for tourism vision
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International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Rwanda for tourism vision

editor editor- December 11, 2012

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - From 2013 onwards, Rwanda will open up its tourism export ... Read More

Rwanda scraps visa in advance rule for African nationals
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Rwanda scraps visa in advance rule for African nationals

editor editor- December 10, 2012

(eTN) - In a remarkable departure from common practice among African states, Rwanda just declared that come January 1 ALL ... Read More

Mauritius relaxes visa requirements for 75 countries
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Mauritius relaxes visa requirements for 75 countries

editor editor- November 24, 2012

(eTN) - A regular source from Port Louis has confirmed information that Mauritius has relaxed visa requirements for 29 African ... Read More

It is time to speak the same travel language
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It is time to speak the same travel language

editor editor- November 10, 2012

Ministers of Tourism from the world over gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM [UN World Tourism Organization/World Travel Market] ... Read More

Tourism Ministers cite complicated visas processes as barriers to travel growth
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Tourism Ministers cite complicated visas processes as barriers to travel growth

editor editor- November 9, 2012

LONDON, UK - Ministers of Tourism gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit concluded that complicated visas processes ... Read More

Removing travel barriers a top concern for UNWTO Executive Council
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Removing travel barriers a top concern for UNWTO Executive Council

editor editor- October 31, 2012

CAMPECHE, Mexico - Ministers of tourism and officials meeting at the 94th session of the UNWTO Executive Council defined advancing ... Read More

Voice your opinion about visa situation
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Voice your opinion about visa situation

editor editor- October 24, 2012

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

India and Pakistan sign new travel visa regime
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India and Pakistan sign new travel visa regime

editor editor- September 10, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An accord regarding the new travel visa policy has been established by Pakistan and India, and it ... Read More

Pakistan agrees on soft visa regime but not yet signed
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Pakistan agrees on soft visa regime but not yet signed

editor editor- May 26, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The apparent lack of interest of the Foreign Office of Pakistan missed another chance for a ... Read More

UNWTO welcomes T20 decision to advance visa facilitation
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UNWTO welcomes T20 decision to advance visa facilitation

editor editor- May 23, 2012

UNWTO welcomes the Declaration issued by the Tourism Ministers of the G20 economies (T20) calling for priority to be given ... Read More

Streamlining the travel visa process
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Streamlining the travel visa process

editor editor- May 18, 2012

Visa facilitation is central to stimulating economic growth and job creation through tourism. The G20 can have a particularly important ... Read More

Stimulating travel demand with improved visa procedures
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Stimulating travel demand with improved visa procedures

editor editor- April 19, 2012

The leaders of the travel and tourism industry attending the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit in ... Read More

Russian family first to visit Guam under visa waiver program
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Russian family first to visit Guam under visa waiver program

editor editor- January 26, 2012

TUMON, Guam - On January 17, 2012, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed the first Russian visitors since the US ... Read More

Obama’s executive order calls for 40 percent increase in travel visa processing
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Obama’s executive order calls for 40 percent increase in travel visa processing

editor editor- January 20, 2012

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Citing the power of travel to fuel economic recovery and create jobs, President Barack Obama today ordered ... Read More

American Ambassador Gary Locke Presents 1 millionth visa to Chinese visitor
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American Ambassador Gary Locke Presents 1 millionth visa to Chinese visitor

editor editor- December 21, 2011

On December 14, 2011, at the United States Embassy in Beijing, American Ambassador Gary Locke issued visas to visa-applicant Mr. ... Read More

Take part in a survey of the visa process
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Take part in a survey of the visa process

editor editor- December 8, 2011

ETOA is currently running a short snapshot survey of the Schengen visa process in five major origin markets: China, India, ... Read More

Kyrgyzstan fighting for survival in highly competitive market
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Kyrgyzstan fighting for survival in highly competitive market

editor editor- November 16, 2011

Kyrgyzstan government is considering introducing an Open Sky policy to enlarge the number of possible routes, raise competition, and to ... Read More

First comes love… then comes a visa
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First comes love… then comes a visa

editor editor- November 11, 2011

With the booming online dating industry and the relative ease of traveling abroad, more and more Americans are finding themselves ... Read More

European Tour Operators speak out on problems with travel visa
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European Tour Operators speak out on problems with travel visa

editor editor- September 10, 2011

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will be releasing new research on September 13 at the opening of its Markets ... Read More

US citizens have special Saturday application hours with Passport Day
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US citizens have special Saturday application hours with Passport Day

editor editor- September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Quite a bit of media attention is in full tilt for the US State Department’s scheduled “Passport ... Read More

Leader in UK passport services now in Houston
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Leader in UK passport services now in Houston

editor editor- August 2, 2011

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

South Sudan to review travel visa protocol
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South Sudan to review travel visa protocol

editor editor- July 18, 2011

(eTN) - The former liaison offices of the South Sudan have been turned into full-fledged embassies only days after the ... Read More

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