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Airport biometrics launched in South Korea and Poland as U.S. oversight board weighs benefits

Biometric deployments at airports continue at a rapid pace, with deployments in South Korea and Poland, as details continue to…

 

WTTC salutes ICAO efforts on biometrics and urges fast implementation

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has saluted the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on digital…

 

Accenture confirms Canada–Netherlands biometric Known Traveler program about to launch

Multinational accounting firm Accenture will soon launch the biometrics and blockchain-based “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, after signing a formal…

 

More than 4 in 5 Americans support airport biometrics, Unisys survey shows

A large majority of Americans support the use of biometrics to verify their identities at airports, amid growing concern about…

 

WTTC’s Guevara calls biometrics “the future of travel” and regrets no single solution

After missing the opportunity for a single biometric solution, the aviation industry needs to support the International Air Transport Authority’s…

 

SITA report shows automated passport control use nearly doubled last year

The use of automated passport control technology by airline passengers nearly doubled in 2018, from 23 to 44 percent, while…

 

Vision-Box platform enables biometric boarding at Schiphol Airport

A trial of Vision-Box facial recognition-based boarding technology is underway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for passengers traveling with Cathay Pacific….

 

WTTC partners with IBMATA to promote biometric technology for seamless travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has partnered with the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) to promote…

 

Facial recognition tech features prominently in futuristic Alibaba hotel

Facial recognition technology is a prominent feature of Alibaba’s futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, enabling biometric check-in, elevator and room door access,…

 

Royal Caribbean’s new Galveston cruise terminal to feature facial recognition

Royal Caribbean announced in a recent blog post that its new cruise terminal being built at the Port of Galveston…

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