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2013-03-22 16:20:53

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, following yesterday's introduction of the JOLT Act (Jobs Originating through Launching Travel) by U.S. Representatives Joe Heck (R-NV) and Mike Quigley (D-IL). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110609/DC16833LOGO ) "Opening U.S. markets to more international business travelers is exactly what our economy needs. The JOLT...

2012-12-03 08:20:34

HONOLULU, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines today announced plans to launch nonstop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Honolulu in July 2013, further extending the airline's strategic expansion into Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121203/LA22401) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040827/LAF044LOGO) The new service, which would operate three times a week, capitalizes on the extension of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program to cover citizens of Taiwan....

2012-05-10 14:22:16

SALEM, Ore., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering on President Obama's recent call for a national approach to promote travel and tourism throughout the United States, Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar today announced the Administration's National Travel and Tourism Strategy. The plan reflects input from local government and business leaders, including the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB), which is chaired by Oregon Tourism Commission (dba...

2012-03-21 10:21:02

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today outlined recommendations to the U.S. government for improving security and immigration as a way to boost travel and tourism to and within the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/DC15444LOGO) "We need to act promptly and decisively to make travel and tourism promotion a national priority without compromising...

2012-01-19 15:56:00

Yet Another Immigration End-Run Around Congressional Intent WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a transparent attempt to win favor with the powerful tourism industry, President Obama announced that his administration will waive consular interview requirements for people renewing U.S. visas. He also directed his administration to expand the number of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Citizens of VWP nations can enter the U.S. without...

2012-01-19 10:41:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today applauded the Obama Administration's initiatives to increase travel and tourism to the United States and within our nation's borders. "The initiatives set forth and outlined today by the Obama Administration will definitely benefit all who work in the nation's travel and tourism industry, which can only add jobs and strengthen the economy," said Tom Horton, American's Chairman and CEO. "President Obama...

2011-05-12 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Travel Association unveiled a plan to create 1.3 million U.S. jobs and add $859 billion to the U.S. economy by 2020 by reforming an antiquated visa process that often drives international travelers to other countries. The heart of U.S. Travel's plan is to increase staffing, reduce visa interview wait times and expand the Visa Waiver Program. "As a nation, we're putting up a 'keep out' sign," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of...

2010-11-02 09:03:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DMC), a leader in optical deterrent technologies and CardLogix, a manufacturer of smart cards and software, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to create highly secure e-Passport solutions. The two companies are working on combining chip-based encryption and state-of-the-art graphic features that will make e-Passports an extremely fast, effective and accurate means of...

2009-10-15 16:00:00

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pakistan has become the first member country of INTERPOL to waive visa entry requirements for bearers of the new INTERPOL e-passport. The world's leading international police agency issued its first-ever passports to the INTERPOL officials participating in its General Assembly in Singapore this week with 800 global law enforcement officials in attendance. The INTERPOL e-passport will ensure the fastest response by INTERPOL following terrorist...

2009-05-28 12:22:00

Next step toward deploying biometric exit procedures for international travelers WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today began collecting biometrics - digital fingerprints and photographs - from non-U.S. citizens departing the United States as part of a pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Since 2004, biometrics have helped DHS prevent the use of fraudulent documents,...