European Travel 2016: Loss Of EU Visa Waiver Could Threaten US Tourism, Business And Trade

April 12, 2016 7:22 PM

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European Travel 2016: Loss Of EU Visa Waiver Could Threaten US Tourism, Business And Trade

More than just tourists to the Eiffel Tower or London Bridge will be affected if the European Commission chooses to end its visa waiver program with the United States. Transatlantic business relationships were also at stake as European Union officials on Tuesday reviewed the 15 year-old program that has allowed Americans to travel to EU countries for up to 90 days without a visa.

While the end of the visa waiver program is unlikely to pass individual European parliaments that have long recognized the value of U.S. tourism, some economic experts said political spillover in negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an EU-U.S. trade deal that h...

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