Area Travelers Applying for Global Entry Can Skip Trip to Detroit or Chicago for Required In-Person Interviews with U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ada, MI (April 12, 2017) — Protravel International in Grand Rapids, in conjunction with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will once again offer the area’s frequent flyers and international travelers the opportunity to complete their required in-person enrollment interviews for Global Entry™ in Protravel’s Ada office on April 25-26. For the past six years, Protravel has worked with CBP in significantly simplifying the enrollment process for Western Michigan residents who wish to enroll in the program that enables pre-approved, low-risk travelers to enjoy expedited CBP clearance upon re-entry into the United States. Approved Global Entry applicants also enjoy access to TSA Pre✓®, available at more than 150 U.S. airports including Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to remove as much complexity from the travel experience as possible, Protravel has partnered directly with United States Customs and Border Protection to assist a growing number of Grand Rapids area’s ‘Trusted Travelers’ to effectively speed through customs and immigration, along with airport security screening,” explained Christie Roels, Manager of Protravel International. “Being able to offer CBP’s required in-person interviews here at our office, saves local travelers journeys of nearly 200 miles to the nearest Global Entry enrollment centers in either Chicago or Detroit, thus finalizing their enrollment in the Trusted Traveler program closer to home.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, travelers can call Protravel Ada at 616-425-8720.
Trusted Travelers who receive approval for Global Entry™ receive the following benefits:
- Bypass CBP lines upon re-entry into the U.S. by simply using automated kiosks at 67 major airports in the United States, Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Ireland.
- Exempt from completing U.S. Customs forms on the airplane or deal with time-consuming paperwork by filling out declaration forms on a Global Entry™ kiosk.
- Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries.
- Automatic eligibility in the TSA Pre✓® program at no additional fee, thus allowing pre-approved individuals to use an expedited TSA security line, where they don’t have to remove their shoes, belts, light coats, laptops or 3-1-1 complaint liquids and gels bag.
With an award-winning reputation, Protravel International is a recognized leader in corporate and luxury travel. Protravel was founded in 1984 and has been serving Michigan travelers since 2007. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion last year, it has grown into 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents throughout the U.S.
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About Protravel International LLC:
Protravel International LLC is a Travel Leaders Group company. Founded in 1984, Protravel International LLC is a full-service, dynamic travel company with an award-winning reputation. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion, Protravel is headquartered in New York City and supports 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. Today, approximately 1,000 people make up the Protravel organization. Our expertise in destination, international faring and competitive products – coupled with our superior network of contacts in the airline, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry – makes Protravel one of the most powerful selling forces in the travel industry.
Protravel’s diversity of products, size of annual sales and nationally recognized stature permits them to leverage these strengths to bring the most competitive pricing and aggressive negotiations for our highly diverse client base. It is a company-wide commitment to search for the best possible travel options for our customers. Travel arrangements are personally tailored to take optimum advantage of the most up to the minute changes in the industry.
For many years, a dedicated team has guided Protravel with innovative ideas and skills. By incorporating the latest technologies and carefully monitoring industry developments, the finest products and highest levels of service are maintained. The continued success of Protravel is a testament to our sound operation and well-planned development.
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