The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released its data on business travel spending for the last few years and its forecasts for the next several years. According to the new BTI Outlook, business travel spending was up 5.8% in 2017 compared to 2016. The total business travel market amounted to $1.33 trillion. By ... Read More ›
Within one month of each other, two high-profile transgender women had terrible run-ins with the US Passport Office that caused major concern within the transgender community. While it seems that both of these incidents were isolated events that don’t signal a larger policy shift, it’s worth taking the time to examine what happened and ... Read More ›
As you may have noticed, our new tag line at Swift is “We’ve been there.” Just this year our globe-trotting staff has traveled to Spain, Iceland, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. And we also know that our jet-setting clients are hitting every corner of the globe as well.
To celebrate ... Read More ›
A few months ago, we shared information sex offenders and passports – specifically, a new passport rule affecting registered child sex offenders. Like most US citizens convicted of felonies, registered child sex offenders are able to legally get a passport so that they can travel internationally. The biggest exceptions are people who have been ... Read More ›
When you think of the most relaxing places to vacation in the world, a few options may immediately come to mind. These may include a yoga retreat, a secluded beach, or a cabin that’s pretty much as far away from civilization as you get. Can’t decide which one sounds the most relaxing? Neither ... Read More ›
On the latest season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld tells the story of how he got the first black American Express card.
He tells John Mulaney that there was a rumor going around that there were three black American Express cards in the world. Being as crazy rich as he is, Seinfeld called ... Read More ›
Your legs are cramped. Your armrest is already taken. You feel as if you’re crammed in a box with barely enough room to breathe. Yep, you’re stuck on a long flight in economy and about ready to lose your mind – and the plane hasn’t even taken off yet!
Don’t fret; Swift has got ... Read More ›
If you’re scrambling to renew your passport or get your first passport before a big international trip, we’re going to save you a lot of time searching the internet:
You can’t apply for a passport entirely online. The US government doesn’t currently allow it.
I know, it’s a bummer, right? Don’t get sucked into websites promising an ... Read More ›
Today, more than 136 million Americans carry a passport. That’s the most ever, far eclipsing pre-9/11 numbers. And that means another record is sure to follow: The number of passports reported lost or stolen.
Losing such an important document while in transit or traveling abroad is a horrifying experience. After all, it’s virtually ... Read More ›