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WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

This year’s International Transport Forum Summit was held in Leipzig last week, and the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) took the opportunity to once again call for an embrace of biometric technologies for traveler processing. While governments around the world are increasingly looking to such technologies as a means of improving…

Panasonic Avionics’ Collaboration to Bring Tascent Biometric Tech to Air Travel

Panasonic Avionics’ Collaboration to Bring Tascent Biometric Tech to Air Travel

Tascent and Panasonic Avionics plan to work together to develop passenger service solutions for the air travel industry. Announcing their “intent to enter into a strategic partnership”, the companies said their collaborative efforts will seek to combine Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight entertainment solutions with Tascent’s biometric identification technologies. The end results will include automated personalization of…

Hawaii Travel Ad Adapts to Users’ Reactions Through Biometrics

Hawaii Travel Ad Adapts to Users’ Reactions Through Biometrics

Travel promoters are now using facial biometrics to tailor their marketing. Such a system has emerged from Expedia Media Solutions, the travel site’s media arm, and The Hawaii Tourism Authority, with the biometric technology provided by Realise. The system tracks viewers’ reactions as they watch a video ad. It monitors their faces for signs of…

India’s New Biometric Visa Requirements May Deter Visitors

India’s New Biometric Visa Requirements May Deter Visitors

India has established new regulations requiring British visitors to submit biometric information for their visa applications, according to a Telegraph article by Natalie Paris. The requirement is causing a bit of a backlash in Britain, with the Association of British Travel Agents lodging a formal complaint. The new requirement appears to be part of the…