Travel & Leisure

White House Releases Immigration Wish List

White House Releases Immigration Wish List

United States of America (New York Daily News)- White House Releases Immigration Wish List: The Trump administration has sent an immigration policy wish-list to Congress that could derail efforts to protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children.   The demands, which were sent to lawmakers Sunday, called […]

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Important Changes To Canada’s Citizenship Act To Come Into Effect Next Week

Canada, World (CIC News)- Important Changes To Canada’s Citizenship Act To Come Into Effect Next Week: Permanent residents of Canada can enjoy a quicker, simpler citizenship naturalization process after key measures contained in Bill C-6, Changes to the Citizenship Act, come into effect next week on October 11. Speaking in Brampton, Ontario on October 4, Canada’s Minister […]

Uber Loses Its License To Operate In London

Uber Loses Its License To Operate In London

United Kingdom (TechCrunch)- Uber Loses Its License To Operate In London: In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private […]

Trump Replaces Travel Ban With New Restrictions

Trump Replaces Travel Ban With New Restrictions

United States of America (AP)-Trump Replaces Travel Ban With New Restrictions: Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, […]

Sangster Upgrading to Position Airport as Major Player

Sangster Upgrading to Position Airport as Major Player

St.James, Jamaica (JIS)- Sangster Upgrading to Position Airport as Major Player: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy. “We see ourselves playing a major role in Jamaica. We want to position ourselves as […]

Big Money Investment Should Prevent Future Airspace Closure

Big Money Investment Should Prevent Future Airspace Closure

Jamaica (McKoy’s News)- Big Money Investment Should Prevent Future Airspace Closure: The Jamaican Government is working tirelessly to prevent the closure of its airspace in the future after hoping to invest J$3.5 billion by 2020. The Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry has stated that issues at the Norman Manley International Airport have been […]

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TPDCo Implements Measures to Prevent Tourist Harassment

(JIS) – TPDCo Implements Measures to Prevent Tourist Harassment: The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has implemented anti-harassment initiatives and security measures to ensure a safe and hassle-free environment for tourists. A major thrust launched last year was the Tourism District Constable programme, which saw 100 officers being deployed in the resort areas. Another 100 […]

Airports Increase Security

Airports Increase Security

Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Airports Increase Security: The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) has implemented additional security measures at Jamaica’s two international airports. The AAJ said it will be increasing the monitoring, assessment and screening of passengers and their checked and carry-on items. The aim is to eliminate the possibility of unapproved personal electronic […]

Airline Considers Making Passengers Stand

Airline Considers Making Passengers Stand….Would You Stand?

Columbia (Mckoy’s News) – Airline considers Making Passengers Stand: Budget airline VivaColombia is considering plans to remove all seats from its planes and make passengers stand. They hope the move will drive down fares by allowing them to squeeze more passengers into each flight, opening up air travel to working class Colombians and budget holidaymakers. […]

No More Visa-Free Travel to Canada for Antiguan Citizens

No More Visa-Free Travel to Canada for Antiguan Citizens

Canada (Mckoy’s News) – No More Visa-Free Travel to Canada for Antiguan Citizens:  Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda traveling to the Canada will now require a visa. On Monday, the Canadian Government formally notified the Caribbean country that it was imposing visa restrictions, which took effect yesterday. “After carefully monitoring the integrity of Antigua and […]

Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights

Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights

USA (Mckoy’s News) – Tough Measures to Enhance Security on Flights: The US has unveiled tough new measures to enhance security on flights entering the country, but has held off extending a ban on laptops in the cabin. In March the US banned cabin laptops to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be […]

Tourist Arrivals Recorded

Growth in Tourist Arrivals Recorded for 2017

Saint Lucia (McKoy’s News) – Growth in Tourist Arrivals Recorded for 2017: Saint Lucia has recorded a 23.4 percent increase in tourist arrivals for the year so far, with a 33.7 percent growth in the cruise sector. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee noted at a press conference this week that there was also a 5 percent […]