And if airlines take the same route as hotel chains such as Hilton and Marriott and provide positive incentives, such as discounts to loyalty program members for direct booking with them, this shift might not be all bad.
We have certainly seen first-hand the effect that over-crowding can have in our travels throughout Europe. Longer lines and a scarcity of accommodations is something that every traveler needs to factor into their travel planning these days.
However, in the years since the CBP started offering Global Entry, they have made some big strides in automating the entry process. A few years back, CBP released a new Mobile Passport App (pictured below) that is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play that does a fantastic job of streamlining the global entry process.
Conservation should be the first priority, and that means sometimes we need to make sacrifices to ensure that these national treasures are preserved for future generations.