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Canada announces a change in Express Entry rules

WVNTR – Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a change in Canada’s Express Entry rules. Effective today, June 26, 2018, intending immigrants who are in the Express Entry pool and have not yet been invited to apply through Express Entry will now have 60 days to submit their application for permanent residence after […]

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Abu Dhabi International Airport enhances traveler experience this summer season

WVNTR – With its offering of transit visas on arrival, flight updates via social media, efficient and innovative passenger processing systems and an upgraded, stronger Wi-Fi service to ensure great connectivity, Enriching Tourist Experience is at the heart of all initiatives at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) this summer. “Abu Dhabi Airports prioritizes passenger safety […]

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Dubai looks to welcome 725,000 cruise visitors in the 2018/2019 season

WVNTR – Dubai Cruise Tourism, along with its partners DP World and Emirates Airline, has hosted a strategic familiarisation (FAM) trip for 100 top media and travel agents from Portugal and Spain. The trip forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a […]

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Migrants use World Cup Fan IDs to try to enter EU

WVNTR – (The News) – A small number of migrants have used Russia’s World Cup ticketing system that allows visa-free travel for foreign fans to try to enter the European Union illegally, with neighbouring Belarus and Finland reporting cases. Moscow has implemented a Fan ID system that exempts visiting fans from Russia’s strict visa system […]

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How to apply for Thailand visa

WVNTR – Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand covers a total area of approximately 513,000 square kilometers (198,000 square miles) and is the 50th largest country in the world and the 12th largest in Asia. Thailand has three seasons: wet, cool, and hot. Depending on where and when you travel Thailand, it is always good to […]

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New Zealand plans to tax tourist from 2019

Photo: 123RF WVNTR – Effective from the second half of 2019, New Zealand will impose what the government calls ‘Tourist Tax’ to all international visitors entering the country for tourism purpose. According to RNZ: The government has unveiled its plans to introduce a tourist tax in the second half of 2019. Most international visitors entering […]

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Canada’s population passes the 37-million mark

WVNTR – According to preliminary estimates, Canada’s population was 37,067,011 on April 1, 2018. It took two years and two months for the Canadian population to go from 36 million to more than 37 million. This was the shortest length of time ever observed for an increase of this magnitude. In the first quarter, Canada’s population growth rate was 0.3%, up 103,157 compared with January 1, 2018. International migration […]

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