New security requirements pose potential threat to tourism

New security requirements pose potential threat to tourism

BY WAYNE CHARGUALAF

Journal Staff

 

The recent announcement of enhanced airport security procedures by the Department of Homeland Security has caused some to worry these procedures will have a negative effect on tourism in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Effective Oct. 26, these enhancements were offered as an alternative to a rule introduced earlier in the year banning electronic devices “larger than a cell phone” in carry-on baggage. One of these enhanced measures — interviewing all passengers prior to boarding — has raised concerns among some airlines that boarding will take longer and flights might even be . . .

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