June 19, 2019 William Ridout

The APEC Business and Business Travel Card is designed to meet the needs of the regional business community in facilitating short-term travel within the APEC territory. The Cardholder does not need to obtain a business visa for a business trip to the economy participating in the APEC Card System. In addition, one of the additional benefits provided for owners of such cards is the possibility of accelerated passage of customs formalities upon arrival at most of the major airports of the APEC economies participating in this system. The card is valid for 5 years. In which economies do the APEC Business…

June 5, 2019 William Ridout

The Indonesian government invites APEC member countries to make efficient travel arrangements for citizens between APEC members in order to increase tourist visits. This is done so that citizens’ trips between APEC countries become easier and faster without reducing the comfort aspect. This was conveyed by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu after a meeting of the Dialogue on the High Level of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in the field of Travel Facilitation (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, High-Level Policy Dialogue on Travel Facilitation) in Bali, October 1, 2013. Let’s say Indonesia’s tourism sector requires cross-ministerial cooperation and…