White House Extends Real ID Deadline Amid Crisis

The Trump administration said this week it will push back the Oct. 1 deadline for Americans to have a Real ID to board domestic flights. At a White House briefing Monday, President Trump said the COVID-19 crisis has forced many states to reduce or completely shut down motor vehicle services as part of their response… Read more »

DHS Streamlining REAL ID Application Process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced this week it will allow states to accept documents for Real ID applications electronically, increasing the likelihood that millions of Americans can obtain new driver’s licenses and ID cards they will need in order to pass through airport security this fall. Beginning Oct. 1, only driver’s licenses and… Read more »

White House Suspends Global Entry for NY Residents

The Trump administration announced yesterday it is temporarily banning New York residents from enrolling in Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler programs, citing the state’s “sanctuary” policies that limit federal access to state driver’s license data. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said New York’s so-called Green Light Law prevents agencies like U.S. Customs and… Read more »

USTA Outlines Bright Future for Travel Industry

Despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus public health emergency and trade tensions, the travel industry is well positioned for sustainable growth in 2020 and beyond, according to U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. Dow outlined the travel industry’s outlook and strategies for continued progress at a briefing at the National Press Club in… Read more »