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The American Visa Waiver program allows foreigners to visit USA without visa fro up to 30 days. Israel which is one of the closest American allies in the middle east still cannot persuade the Congress to include its citizens into the program. ...
 
 
Melanie Brown also known as Mel B wanted to take her daughter on a short trip to Australia in order to participate in the Australian reality show X Factor. It has been reported however that Eddie Murphy, who is the father has refused to sign parental consent, which gives the right to his daughter to travel for abroad for a sustained period. ...
 
 
The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has signed a agreement according to which Chinese visitors will be able to obtain visa for New Zealand quickly and easily. Mr Key is also the tourism minster of the country. ...
 
 
Sri Lanka new super modern airport opens in the southern state of Hambantota was formally inaugurated this week by President Mahinda Rajapaksa - whose family the airport is named in honour of. The airport costs around 200 million USD and its goal is to support the growing tourism industry. ...
 
 
Tony Smith, who is a former chief of the UK Border Agency, has admitted that the country has not managed to effectively curb the influx of immigrants that happened at the end of the last decade. Recently the UK Home secretary Theresa May included that the agency will split in two after a two large blunder in its operation including hundreds of UK visa applications discarded in boxes. ...
 
 
Uruguay has now become the 10 country in the world to join the Australia Working Holiday Visa program. The new agreement will give opportunity for young people from both countries the chance to live and work in the other for up to year. ...
 
 
Tourism Australia has been filled with application for the best jobs program. The job positions that have been launched three weeks have received more than half million applications in by 280 000 applications. ...
 
 
The Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch has criticized the new 457 visa policy adopted by the government by calling it “disgraceful and racist”. The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised to end the 457 visa abuse by adopting “Australian workers first policy”. ...
 
 
Despite the fact that some tourists claim that the Russian visa application procedure is too complicated, Russia went on a charm offensive to court international travelers at the recent Berlin International Tourism Bourse, the world's largest tourism show. A lot of Russian hotel managers and tour operators, and tourism promotion agencies tried to change the perceptions of many Westerners that Russia is not a tourist-friendly destination. ...
 
 
Croatia has introduced visa regime for Russian and Turkish citizens. The reasons for this is that the country must harmonize its immigration policy with that of European Union three months before the expected joining date which is set at July 2013. ...
 
 
People who want to live in Dubai may obtain two year residence visa if they buy property worth at least Dh 1 million. In order to qualify for the visa the property must be bought without mortgage. ...
 
 
After the resignation of Martin Ferguson, the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has appointed two new tourism ministers. Western Australian MP Gary Gray and South Australian Senator Don Farrell have been appointed minister for tourism and minister assisting on tourism respectively, marking the reinstatement of the latter position. ...
 
 
More than 100 000 international students have chosen Canada as their destination. According to the immigration minister Jason Kenney attracting the best and the brightest young people from around the world is a top priority for the immigration policy of the country. ...
 
 
The popularity of Australia among Working Holiday Makers and tourist increases according to new data released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. In the period between July and December 2012, there were almost two million visitor visas granted – up 5.8% over the same period in 2011. ...
 
 
More than 100 000 international students have chosen Canada as their destination. According to the immigration minister Jason Kenney attracting the best and the brightest young people from around the world is a top priority for the immigration policy of the country. ...
 
 
Recent statistics show that tourists in US have spent almost 170 billion dollars during 2012. This is all-time high and a 10 percent increase in comparison with the previous year. ...
 
 
The latest survey shows that Indian has now replaced UK as a largest source of new immigrants in New Zealand. The rise is due to the fact that a lot of Indian students come to New Zealand and after that receive temporary work visas and eventually permanent residence. ...
 
 
The total number of student visas for New Zealand has decreased with almost 10% during the last year. This has forced the newly appointed immigration minister Michael Woodhouse to undertake actions in order to ease the requirements for foreign students who want to enter the country. ...
 
 
Although many Russian officials have noted that the development of international tourism is a key priority for the government there is a sharp decrease of the number of tourist that come from developed countries. Tour operators claim that there has been a decline in the number of French tourists of 8%, of Spanish tourists of 30%, of Estonian and Italian tourists of 10%, of Finnish tourists of 10 to 15 %, and a decline in the number of German tourists of 15%. ...
 
 
New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will join Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown this week to pay tribute to the economic contribution of the international education industry in New Zealand. The event will be located in Wellington Town Hall and will feature presentations from NZ police officers and former international students which will highlight the commitment that the country has to develop its educational sector. ...
 
 
The quota of 6350 Canadian Working Holiday Visas available for Irish Citizens was filled in just two days. According to Cathy Murphy, executive director of the Toronto-based Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, everyone expected a high demand, but it was still surprising the rate at which the free places were filled. ...
 
 
The government of South Africa has recently announced it plans to resume talks with the Britain about resuming the right of visa-free travel form South African citizens, who want to visit UK. South Africans now require a visa in order to enter UK after a corruption scandal in the South Africa's Department of Home Affairs resulted in a revocation of their exemption status. ...
 
 
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Tourism Minister Maxime Bernier are happy with the success of the Canadian tourism industry which registered almost 1 million visitors during 2012. The record number of visas that were issued in Canada during the previous year represents an increase of 40% in just a decade and thus solidifies the reputation of Canada as an attractive destination for international visitors. ...
 
 
Romania foreign minister said the “scrounger” stereotype that is being attached to Romanian immigrants is unfair. Bulgaria and Romania will have full access to the job market of the European Union after 1 January 2014. ...
 
 
New Legislation which will allow polish citizens to visit United States without the need for a visa is being discussed in the American Congress. Many Western European countries have already such possibility and Taiwan was the last country to join the US visa waiver program. ...
 
 
Even though that UK is part of the European Union it is still not part of the Schengen agreement which allows foreign tourists to visit all 26 participating European countries with one visa. Recent research show that UK is desired destination of a lot of Asian tourists. ...
 
 
According to an official report of the Australian government more than 130 000 construction jobs will be created in the country during the next five years. A lot of the discussion regarding the future situation in the Australian job market is centered on the mining industry which has so far saved the country from the global recession. ...