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The U.S. Travel Association released a statement applauding the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) decision to allow citizens of the U.K., Germany, South Korea and Qatar to enroll in its highly successful trusted traveler program, Global Entry.
“Global Entry expedites screening for preapproved, low-risk international travelers, enabling CBP to focus its screening resources on potentially riskier unknown travelers. Expanding Global Entry to more travelers from key allied nations will strengthen U.S. aviation security while improving the efficiency of the U.S. entry process for all travelers,” said U.S. Travel Association’s president and CEO Roger Dow.
International travel to the U.S. added nearly $90 billion to the U.S. economy in the first six months of 2013.