Posts tagged ‘olympics’
A January USAToday article commented on the possible impact of US passport requirements for those crossing the border to enjoy the upcoming, 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The relatively new land border identification requirements (which went into effect in mid-2009) might not only impact border crossers for the Olympics, but have had an ongoing impact on short-term tourism (“day-trippers”) in Mexican communities along the entire US-Mexico border. While additional research in 2010 is needed, the USAToday article quoted Crossborder’s President and CEO, Kenn Morris, on the impact these requirements have had (combined with other factors, including the economy, border waits, and security concerns).
You can download the article here [PDF]: 100106-USAToday-USBorderRequirements-Hilite