The Fastest Way Through Customs Is With Your Phone

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The Fastest Way Through Customs Is With Your Phone

What if we told you there is a way (a completely free way) to bypass the lines at immigration and customs when re-entering the U.S. at select airports—and all you needed was your smartphone?

The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via theApple App Store and Google Play Store that allows users to enter their passport and travel information, submit it electronically, and generate a receipt to show at customs and immigration checkpoints. It’s calledMobile Passport and its technology eliminates the need for traditional forms and line waits. The catch is…there is no catch. The app, launched in 2014 by Airside Mobile and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in partnerships with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is free to download and free to use. Entirely separate from the paid Global Entry program, Mobile Passport boasts a speed and ease that has Global Entry users eating its dust.  READ MORE


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Zenbiz Travel

I formed this agency to assist travelers enjoy the process of planning their vacations. When I was only 6 years old I traveled by steam engine from Philadelphia to New York City and stayed at the Hotel Astor. The magic of that moment has never faded, and it's my passion to create those same kinds of experiences for each one of my clients. While group travel can be one of the most exciting and fun-filled ways to see the world, all those moving parts require intricate and often complex itineraries. Far beyond the typical group travel planning that simply oversees flight arrangements and airport transfers, the group excursions I book are true full-service events designed to help create memories that you'll treasure for decades to come. I've escorted groups totaling more than 100 people, working hard to ensure those memories are the stuff of legend. I have sailed on Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, MSC Cruise and Royal Caribbean and that stayed at some of the best hotels and all inclusive resorts around.

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