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ESTA Fee Income to Increase by 73% in 2023, VisaGuide.World Predicts

Since Thursday, May 26, 2022, the travel promotion fee for an American Electronic System Travel Authorization (ESTA) has increased by 70 percent, from US $10 to US $17 plus the US $4 operational fee, reaching a total of US $21. The decision, which was previously announced by VisaGuide.World, will affect over 15 million travelers worldwide …

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Travel & Tourism in North America Expected to Create 9.5 Million New Jobs Between 2022-2032

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact Report (ETC) has revealed that the North American travel and tourism sector is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.9 percent over the next decade, thus surpassing the two percent growth rate for the economic region and reaching an impressive $3.1 trillion in …

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WTTC Says UK Travel & Tourism Sector Expected to Create 70,000 New Jobs Over Next 10 Years

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact Report (EIR) has revealed that the UK’s Travel and Tourism sector is expected to create around 700,000 new jobs over the next decade. The WTTC estimates that an average of 70,000 new jobs will be created each year for the next ten years in the former …

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US to Lift Visa & Travel Restrictions for Cubans After 60-Year-Old Embargo

The United States has announced that it is easing restrictions imposed during Donald Trump’s administration on travel to Cuba in an effort to help the communist country deal with the humanitarian crisis. “The Cuban people are confronting an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, and our policy will continue to focus on empowering the Cuban people to help …

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Turkey’s Tourism Travel Sector Is Expected to Create 716,000 Jobs Over Next 10 Years

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals that Turkey’s Travel and Tourism GDP is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent each year over the next decade, which means more than double the growth rate of 2.5 percent of the country’s total economy. The World Travel and …

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US Makes Available Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have made available another 35,000 visas for temporary non-agricultural workers to come into the country for the second part of the fiscal year 2022, known as H-2B visas. The move has been announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in …

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Canada’s Travel & Tourism Sector Could Create Over Half a Million Jobs in Next Decade, WTTC Reveals

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact (EIR) has revealed that next year Canada’s Travel and Tourism sector will achieve the country’s economic recovery with the contribution of GDP reaching pre-pandemic levels. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) forecast also reveals that the sector’s contribution to Canada’s GDP could reach CAD157 billion …

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Vietnam Has Lifted COVID-19 Testing Obligation for Foreign Arrivals

The Vietnamese government has announced that since May 15, Vietnam no longer requires international travellers entering the country to be tested for COVID-19. The move came after the number of COVID-19 cases, serious cases, and Coronavirus-related deaths in the country have been declining since March 15 this year, according to an official document released by …

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WTTC: African Travel & Tourism Sector Expected to Create 14 Million New Jobs in Next Decade

The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact Report (EIR) revealed that the African Travel and Tourism sector is expected to create nearly 14 million new jobs in the next decade in this continent. The WTTC estimates that an average of 1.4 million new jobs are created in this region’s tourism sector each year. …

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