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WTTC Teams with WEF on Biometric Passenger Identification Standards

WTTC Teams with WEF on Biometric Passenger Identification Standards

“…the WTTC said that it will work with the WEF to promote international harmonization of digital traveller systems through the use of standards that will promote interoperability.” The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has another new ally in its efforts to promote the use of biometrics and other cutting-edge technologies for traveller identity management:…

WTTC Head Outlines Crucial Need to Implement Biometric Passenger ID Standards

WTTC Head Outlines Crucial Need to Implement Biometric Passenger ID Standards

“We have missed the opportunity to have a single solution; so it is crucial that we move faster to define the global standards for the use of technology in the traveller journey.” – Gloria Guevara, CEO, WTTC The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is once again urging the air travel industry…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

WTTC Teams with Travel Sector Stakeholders On Biometric Traveller ID Project

“Biometrics will work at every touchpoint of the journey to make travelling easier for the passenger while providing border services with greater security.” – Gloria Guevara, President, WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the first big step in its “Seamless Traveller Journey” initiative, which is aimed at using biometrics and other…

Travel, Air Transport Industry Alliances Team Up to Promote Biometric Passenger Processing

Travel, Air Transport Industry Alliances Team Up to Promote Biometric Passenger Processing

The air travel industry’s trend toward biometric technology is poised to pick up altitude with the announcement that the World Travel & Tourism Council has partnered with the International Air Transport Association to pursue biometric passenger identity solutions. For the WTTC, the partnership appears to be a natural next step as it continues to proselytize…

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…