Author archive for Chris Harvey

US vacationers let taste buds plan the itinerary

Published by July 10, 2007

US vacationers are letting their taste buds do the talking when it comes to planning their break, according to new research. A study by the Travel Industry Association in partnership with Gourmet and the International Culinary Tourism Association found that food and wine were the deciding factors for one in five travelers. And this has […]

Congress to boost US tourism

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A host of senators in the US are to come together in a bid to boost tourism to the US from Europe and beyond. As well as providing funding for advertising campaigns in Britain and elsewhere, the money will be used to look into extending visa waivers and making US immigration and customs less arduous […]

Microsoft reminds Senate of need for H1B talent

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The demand for talented overseas employees to work in the USA has been highlighted by the fact that Microsoft is planning a development centre north of the border, in Canada. The software manufacturing giant is a leading recruiter of educated foreigners via the H1B programme and attracts thousands of so-called ‘aliens’ to work in the […]

Ohio experts underline need for travel insurance

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Vacationers have been prompted to review their travel insurance before departing on a summer break. The Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio are reminding travelers that the right travel insurance deal can provide valuable compensation in the event of trip cancellation or interruption, potentially saving vast sums of money that would otherwise be non-refundable. Travelers are […]

Danger of lightning very real this summer

Published by July 6, 2007

This week is Lightning Awareness Week and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is educating families on the right course of action in an emergency. Only flooding has killed more Americans during storms over the past 30 years and the importance of preparation and protection cannot be overemphasized. “Lightning is usually the most dangerous […]

Fresh welcome for newest American citizens

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Immigrants who work in the USA and want to become a fully-fledged American citizen will now be involved in an updated naturalisation process. One hundred new citizens taking part in a naturalisation ceremony at the National Constitution Center this week were the first to watch a short film entitled A Promise of Freedom: An Introduction […]

Security threats fail to deter Independence Day travelers

Published by July 5, 2007

Well over 41 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this week as Independence Day fever sweeps the nation. Security has been tightened after foiled car bombings in London and an attack on Glasgow Airport, but this week is still on track to be the busiest Fourth of July vacation […]

Thousands of new Americans for Fourth of July

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Over 4,000 new American citizens will be welcomed to the States in a series of ceremonies to mark the 231st anniversary of the Fourth of July this week. Staff with the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are responsible for the naturalisation of thousands of foreigners who come to work in the USA each year and […]

Premier golfing travel insurance from AIG

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Golfing vacationers now have no excuse to tee off without proper protection, with the launch of AIG Travel Guard’s premier golf travel insurance. Perks of the Tee, Tour & Travel insurance program include complimentary concierge services 24 hours a day, emergency travel services and refunds for any pre-paid golf fees in the event of cancellation. […]

Independence Day travel bonanza begins

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The Fourth of July has arrived and with it the mad rush to escape on vacation for an extended Independence Day break. Security is tight following the attempted terrorist attacks across the Pond – in London and Glasgow – just as the hurricane season gets into full swing and crowds start to amass in the […]