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Heathrow to roll out biometric services in 2019

 A full-scale roll out of new biometric services in Heathrow from next summer which will be the first for the airport will be streamlining  passenger’s journey right from the start till the end.     There will be facial recognition …

Netherlands issues first gender neutral passport

Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport after an ‘intersex’ Dutch-person successfully argued that prohibiting citizens from registering as gender neutral amounted to a violation of “self-determination.”   The 57-year-old was born male, had surgery to become a woman in …

ITB Asia 2018 focuses on major trends provoking disruption across the travel industry

ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, wrapped up on a high today as the annual event achieved record-breaking numbers. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore between 17 – 19 October 2018, the …

Storm Leslie lashes Portugal with 110 mph winds

Hundreds of thousands of homes have been left without power  as Portugal has been battered by one of the strongest ever storms. It has been dubbed as a ‘Zombie’ storm because it meandered through the Atlantic Ocean for several weeks. …

Japan to set up electronic visa system from April 2020 to attract 60 million foreign visitors

The Japanese government will launch an electronic system for tourist visa applications in April 2020. This is an effort to achieve its goal to attract 60 million foreign visitors a year by 2030.     The online electronic system will …



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