Extensions Requested: PASSPORT ISSUES MAY HURT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Planners who deal with international meetings are having their jobs complicated somewhat by changing passport rules and uncertainty about deadlines for implementing new passport technology.

Despite the fact that the United Kingdom and Japan — two of the biggest markets for foreign travel into the United States — will not be able to meet an October deadline for issuing biometric passports, indications are that Congress will not grant an extension. In addition, under proposed rules by t

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