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Here you will find the latest travel news, trends, tips, and articles written by experts in the industry.  At Swift, we believe travel should present opportunities for people to learn, grow, and experience new ways of living.  We hope you turn to our blog as your trusted guide and resource wherever your adventures take you.

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Expedited Passports

Demystifying AI: How Online Passport Photo Tools Work

Some experts know how AI algorithms work. A few highly specialized professionals. However, most people (including myself) perceive AI tools as magic. We click the button, get the result, and have no idea what happens in the meantime.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Today, we’re going to demystify
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Travel Stories

Creepy Stares, Evil Glares, and Travel Nightmares

From all of us at Swift Passport and Visa Services, Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of the best times of the year, as everyone gets to dress up, have some fun, and tell some spooky stories. And though the first thing you might think of when talking about scary stories
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E-Visa Vs. Traditional Visa: Which One is Right for You?

When planning an international trip, one of the first things that you may need to do is obtain a visa. But the question is, what type of visa will you need? Although traditional visas have typically been the most common type of visa over the years, electronic visas (e-visas) have
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Travel News

2023 Holiday Travel Could Set Records

Believe it or not, we are nearing the end of 2023, which means that the holidays are just around the corner. And if you have traveled during the holidays in the past, you know how hectic it can be. Millions of people travel each year during November and December to
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Strong Passport? Weak Passport? What Does it Mean?

Each year, Global Citizens Solutions releases the Henley Passport Index. The Henley Passport Index highlights some of the most powerful passports in the world as well as the weakest passports in the world. When this list is released every year, our team reviews and shares the results. But one thing
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Proof of Travel For Passports

One thing that many people don’t know when expediting their passports is that they need to provide proof of travel. To some, this may be strange. Why book a trip if you don’t have your passport in hand? We get that this may not make sense at first, but it’s
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Child Passport Photos: Requirements and Tips

One of the most important parts of obtaining your passport without a hitch is ensuring that your passport photos meet certain requirements. Although these requirements are pretty straightforward for adults, it’s crucial that you understand what the requirements are for a child’s passport photo, too. Knowing these requirements can help
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Child Passports

5 Factors to Consider Before Booking Your Family Trip

Going on a family vacation can be a wonderful experience as you get to spend time with your loved ones and make beautiful memories. But there are some things that you need to think about before packing up and leaving, including your family’s needs, activities you can take part in,
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LGBTQI+ Travel

7 Must Do Tips For Your LGBTQ Honeymoon

The honeymoon is a special vacation that symbolizes the start of a new union as a married couple. For LGBTQ+ couples specifically, the honeymoon also symbolizes a celebration of love and identity. As such, planning components of a LGBTQ+ honeymoon in advance is key to ensure a smooth and unforgettable
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