Washington, DC - Whether you are traveling by air, land, rail or sea this summer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to familiarize themselves with some of the new technology in place to ease entry or return to the U.S. and reminds them to know the rules and regulations relating to international travel before crossing the border.

Washington, DC - The TSA Administrator and I both appreciate the recent support we have received from Congress to aggressively address increased air travel and reduce wait times at TSA screening points in U.S. airports.  In the face of increased air travel volume, we will not compromise aviation security.  We are quickly and aggressively surging resources to keep travelers moving through airports, and to keep them safe.

Las Vegas, Nevada - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods, visit historic sights and see a different side of life. For those seeking to make their vacation fun as well as educational and enriching, there are a host of photography workshops throughout the country that not only offer a chance to see amazing places, but instruction on memorializing their experiences through digital imaging and photography.

Las Vegas, New Mexico - Traversing more than 800 miles overland through the great plains along the Santa Fe Trail was a daunting task for anyone who sought to make their way west. Hazards were a constant on the trail with severe storms, thirst, attacks, and the constant threat of sickness could all end the journey of even the best prepared wagon teams. Often left out of the exiting and grueling tales of overland trails west are the stories of women who abandoned friends, family, and the safety of home to face the difficulties of the trail with uncommon fortitude in the hopes of a better future.

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).

Springdale, Utah - A major rock fall has closed the Zion- Mount Carmel Highway, State Route 9, in Zion National Park as of early this morning. Effective immediately, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance is closed. A significant rock fall occurred on the switchback near the Pine Creek Bridge and is blocking both sides of the road. Crews will have to blast the rock and use heavy machinery to clear it. Due to the rock fall, emergency response is not available on the east side of Zion. The Scenic Drive and Zion Canyon remains open.

Springdale, Utah - Shuttles will resume in Zion Canyon tomorrow, October 28, 2015. Daily service will continue through Sunday, November 8. The shuttle will also run on weekends through November 22, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving week.

Washington, DC - On September 21, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remove Liberia from the list of nations affected by Ebola that are subject to enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening.

Springdale, Utah - Zion National Park began construction of a waterline replacement project on October 19, 2015. The waterline runs along the west side of State Route 9 from Zion National Park’s South Entrance Monument north to a connection near the park’s Emergency Operations Center. The project will be under construction during the weekdays and anticipated to be completed by mid-December 2015.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Part of the magic of travel is leaving yourself open to the unique experiences and unforgettable adventures that come with learning about a new place. Creating an authentic travel experience is all about interacting with the culture of the place you are visiting.