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AN EASY WAY TO BOOST TOURISM

Publish Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014

Why would anyone want to limit the number of visitors from Brazil, Israel, Poland and other U.S.-friendly countries with hordes of wealthy travelers eager to spend their money here?


Surprisingly, these nations—along with Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Panama, Romania and Uruguay—are not among the 38 that can send tourists and businesspeople here for up to 90 days without a visa.


Some politicians

WITHOUT VISAS FOR NEWLY ADOPTED BABIES, MD. FAMILY WAITS IN CHINA

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

After a long, bureaucratic year and a half, Mike Norton had little reason to doubt that by this weekend he’d finally welcome Joseph and Marianna, his new Chinese son and daughter, to his family’s Laurel, Md., home where a Fisher-Price playset and a large yard with a rope swing, zip line and hammock wait.

Instead, Norton, a 37-old-old senior director in information technology, his wife, Annie,

VISA WAIVER IMPACT ON US ECONOMY

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association CEO, and Jonathan Tisch, Loews Corporation co-chairman, discuss the significance of expanding the Visa Waiver Program. Tisch says the program will create jobs and inject capital into our markets.

ADDING U.S. JOBS THROUGH INCREASED TOURISM IS AN EASY GOAL

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Friday, July 11, 2014

With all eyes focused on Brazil as the host of the World Cup, we are witness to the hospitality and welcoming spirit of Brazilians as they entertain the world. Wouldn’t it be great if the U.S. could reciprocate and entertain more Brazilians here in our country? Unfortunately, Brazil visa treaty negotiations are stalled before the game has even started.

Although world travel has grown by more

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

KICK OFF THE WORLD CUP AND WIN AMERICA'S SHARE OF GLOBAL TRAVELERS

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

As the World Cup begins today, the Discover America Partnership (DAP) is launching the “Golden Goal Challenge” as part of a renewed effort to advance the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act (H.R. 1354).

Similar to a sudden death shootout, known as the “golden goal” in soccer, countries across the globe are competing to win international travelers who support local economies and

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.

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