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HOW GLOBAL VISA CHANGES IMPACT TRAVELERS

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The world is more accessible to travelers than it's ever been. In the past few years, countries across the globe have made strides to ease travel across borders.

GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM, MEANT TO SPEED UP CUSTOMS CHECKS AT AIRPORTS, BOGGED DOWN BY APPLICATION PROCESS

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

A federal program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States is itself seeing long wait times.

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program designed to allow international travelers to bypass long lines at customs.

Though the program is intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips

DHS, CBP ACHIEVE NEXUS PROGRAM MILESTONE

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announce that the NEXUS program has enrolled its one-millionth member. The program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into the United States and Canada.

THE NEXT STEP IN LURING INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It’s been nearly two years since NRF helped convince the State Department to speed up the processing of travel visas so increasingly affluent tourists from rapidly growing economies like China, India and Brazil could more easily come to the United States and shop in U.S. stores.

BACKLASH RUMBLES AMONG U.S. WORKERS OVER FOREIGN-VISA HIRES

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wis., plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company.

The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India.

FOR HEAD OF NEW YORK TOURISM, 55 MILLION VISITORS ISN’T ENOUGH

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Fred Dixon is not replacing Neil Patrick Harris in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, but he still has one of the hardest acts to follow in New York City.

After the city attracted a record number of visitors for the fourth straight year in 2013, Mr. Dixon was promoted to run NYC & Company, the city’s tourism marketing agency.

TOURISM GROUP PUSHES TO EASE TRAVEL-VISA RESTRICTIONS

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Monday, July 7, 2014

If you listen to Oren Lotringer, Central Florida could become a hotbed for Israeli tourism.

It has theme parks, shopping, outdoor adventures and plenty of hotels for Israeli families looking for a taste of the U.S. — all the ingredients his countrymen are looking for, he said, with one exception.

“It’s very difficult to get a visa,” said Lotringer, president of the Central Florida-based Live

HOW DOES BRAZIL'S TRAVEL BOOM AFFECT FLORIDA?

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

All eyes are on Brazil right now as the country hosts the World Cup and a throng of soccer fans from the U.S., Mexico, and other countries. Brazil returns the foreign-travel favor, and then some. The country is one of the fastest-growing markets for travel to the U.S., as its theme-park aficionados and brand-savvy bargain hunters come to the U.S. in growing numbers.

NEVADA COMMISSION ON TOURISM CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF OPENING THE FIRST U.S. TOURISM OFFICE IN CHINA

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its license to open a Foreign Official Tourism Department Residential Representative Office in China. Nevada was the first state to be granted such a license by the National Tourism Administration of the People's Republic of China, underscoring the state's vision for the potential of the Chinese tourism market.

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‘ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES’ ORDERED FOR SOME FOREIGN AIRPORTS

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that he had directed the Transportation Security Administration to “implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.”

Johnson’s statement didn’t explain what specific threat may have prompted him to order the more stringent security measures nor

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