Passengers queue up at the departure hall for the immigration check at the Hong Kong airport on 17 September 2018. Photo: SCMP/K. Y. Cheng
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

For all of Apec’s talk of lowering trade barriers, its single biggest success is removing visas for business travellers in the group

  • Business travel accounted for a quarter of international journeys in 2017, valued at around US$1.33 billion
  • As a regular traveller of between 15 and 20 trips across Apec every year, I calculated that the savings from visa and processing fees amounted to US$1,000 with the use of the Apec Business Travel Card

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Passengers queue up at the departure hall for the immigration check at the Hong Kong airport on 17 September 2018. Photo: SCMP/K. Y. Cheng
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