Int’l attendees, stay home?


The National Business Travel Association has released a white paper on the overall impact of CAPPS II and security-related privacy issues on travel. Some of the conclusions:

-CAPPS II will likely cost airlines "significantly more" than the current $150 million they spend annually on CAPPS. Implication for us? Undoubtedly, prices will have to rise to keep pace, and/or more airlines will dive into bankruptcy.

-Longer wait times and costs for visas to enter the U.S., plus a long appeal time for those whose visas are denied due to stolen identity or other errors. Implications for international attendees coming to U.S.-based meetings are pretty obvious.

In short, says the white paper, "The forthcoming implementation of CAPPS II augurs further challenges for already beleaguered road warriors." And, I would add, for U.S. meetings with a large percentage of international participants. *sigh*


To receive a weekly blog update, e-mail Sue.

Please or Register to post comments.

What's face2face?

An eclectic mix of news about meetings and events, hospitality, and business travel, along with helpful hints and the occasional rant.

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×