Crowd busters

MEANWHILE, OVER in the US, travel experts and government officials are thrashing out ways to beat the backlash of tighter airport security measures.

The committee is revamping the way international travellers are questioned as they arrive at US airports to pass through customs procedures.

Rick Webster, vice president of government affairs for the lobby group Travel Industry Association of America, explained that the committee is hoping to learn a few lessons from America’s big theme parks and that the new scheme may include improvements such as providing signs with estimated wait times, used in queues for theme park rides.