As the summer heat climbs, so does the volume of international travelers. According to Generali Global Assistance annual travel survey, the number of Americans planning to travel over the summer increased from 61% in 2016 to 68% today, surpassing the rates of both their European (64%) and Chinese (67%) counterparts. The report delves even deeper, explaining that the average American budgets $2,643 for a summer vacation lasting 1.5 weeks. This summer, 54% of American travelers will go abroad, increasing the workload of border integrity agencies and increasing the level of inconvenience placed on the travelers. When traveling, no one enjoys waiting in lines, airport’s inefficient organization, and especially, wasting precious time. […]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program is a smashing succcess. I have been a member for a few years, and have personally experienced its principal benefit of rapidly and easily clearing Customs upon arrival in the United States. Applicants must first pass a comprehensive background investigation Not everyone gets accepted, however, and for those people who have applied and been denied, there is an appeal process.
Have you heard of the Global Entry program operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? If you are one of the 100,000 U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are members, then congratulations to you. If you are one of the millions of international travelers who do not like to wait in long lines at U.S. Customs when arriving at an airport in the United States after a long intercontinental flight, I have got a deal for you.