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UK Foreign Secretary: “Benefit tourism must stop”

LONDON, England - "Benefit tourism" must end, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said, ahead of the lifting of work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians.

Rwanda formally launches automated immigration control for nationals

(eTN) - The test phase successfully concluded, saw the automated passenger arrival system for Rwandese nationals now formally launched at Kigali’s Kanombe International Airport.

Foreign lovers face great hurdles getting to the USA

Writer Richard Bach once wrote, “If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?” Not if your girlfriend or boyfriend is a foreign citizen – and getting them here is no easy f

First comes love… then comes a visa

With the booming online dating industry and the relative ease of traveling abroad, more and more Americans are finding themselves facing a bewildering problem – how can their loved one join them in

Georgia tourism braces for backlash from new immigration bill

True to its official state song, Georgia is on the mind of many people these days but not for the reasons the state's tourism industry might be hoping for.

An Indonesian visa with Garuda

JAKARTA (eTN) - The two young Indonesian men sitting in the departure lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol airport look rather serious and not very excited to fly, in contrary to other Indonesian passengers.

Federal vs state immigration – who has the final say?

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Justice has requested a preliminary injunction to delay enactment of SB 1070, passed by the Arizona legislature, filing a lawsuit against the state in federal cou

Travel boycott on Arizona must come to an end says US...

In the first week since the controversial immigration legislation Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law in Arizona and opponents called for a

Arizona’s immigration flap could be Florida’s tourism opportunity

Memo to Florida's convention and visitors' bureaus, meeting planners, travel agents and anyone else with any real heft in our tourism industry: Arizona's giving us another opportunity.

East African Community clarifies on passports

Following reports that immigration officials, in particular in one country of the

New push for common visa in East Africa

Members of the East African Legislative Assembly have pushed once again to introduce a common tourist visa for the East African region, raising fresh hopes that this might materialize, subject to over

Easter Island inhabitants vote to curb immigrants

The inhabitants of Easter Island in the South Pacific have voted to restrict immigration amid overpopulation fears.

Other threats to British curry industry beside credit crunch

LONDON (eTN) - The international credit crunch is not the only challenge facing the curry industry in the UK today.

Thai Immigration to issue “frequent traveler” card

A new immigration card will be introduced for use by those going in and out of Thailand by the end of this year, said Immigration Police chief, Pol Lt-Gen Chatchawan Suksomchit.

Concern over airport treatment of tourist

Tourism officials expressed concern to the Department of Arts and Tourism earlier this year about the behaviour of immigration officers at ports of entry after an Indian man who won a trip to Ireland

Immigration scams could give bad name to travel industry: agents

New Delhi - The immigration racket involving 39 fake Indian pilgrims busted in New Zealand and the BBC sting exposing a massive scam in Britain involving Indians will give the travel industry a bad na

Air Tahiti Nui passengers among first to enjoy expedited access through...

Air Tahiti Nui is one of the first airlines to offer its first and business class passengers “Access 1” cards for expedited security and immigration processing at Paris’ Charles DeGaulle Interna

Tourism staff shortages could encourage Australian immigration

Widespread staff shortages in the Australian tourism industry could be good news for people considering Australian immigration. Businesses in the eastern states, in particular, are looking for workers to fill the gaps created by the skills shortage. The shortage is said to be affecting tour operators and travel agents, and has been a growing problem for the past 18 months.