Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food this week.
An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who normally pack them stay home amid fears their country's economy could implode.
During a recent visit to the United States, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and President Obama committed to work closely together to meet the requirements of both the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and Brazil’s applicable legislation to enable American and Brazilian citizens visa free travel.
A computer glitch in the State Department system for conducting security checks on foreign visitors has virtually halted the issuing of visas at embassies worldwide this month, upending the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of people seeking to come to the United States for business and pleasure.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomes a letter from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) that affirms the renewal of Taiwan's participation in the program.