Biometrics


U.S. airports biometric identification
U.S. aims to use facial recognition on nearly all departing air travelers within four years
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial-recognition technology on 97% of departing passengers within that time frame. Read More
News | Technology
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Amadeus says traveler needs are ripe for innovation
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2019
Amadeus Ventures is focusing on the traveler experience in the hope that innovation can improve the journey for passengers, guests and others. Read More
News | Technology
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Fliggy packs Alibaba technology into debut FlyZoo hotel
By Linda Fox | March 13, 2019
Fliggy sets up FlyZoo hotel with automated services to improve the guest experience. Read More
News | Technology
Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
By Liselotte de Maar and Rajeev Kaul - Accenture  | February 22, 2019
Using biometrics and cryptography, KTDI enables the creation of unique, verifiable and secure digital identities for travelers that will provide them with nearly hassle-free travel. Now it needs... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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China, part 2: A conversation with Ctrip founder James Liang
By Mitra Sorrells | February 11, 2019
For part two of our China theme month, we talk to Ctrip co-founder and chairman James Liang about the company's growth and future plans. Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
Founded in 1998, Shiji Information Technology Company provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management... Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Quicket.io - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Quicket.io - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 17, 2019
Quicket demonstrates what could be possible if there are no legacy technology constraints for speech and face recognition, virtual and augmented reality, and machine-learning advancement in mobile... Read More
Interview | Technology
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CES 2019: Delta boss talks data, AI and internal culture
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2019
Delta CEO Ed Bastian talks about internal culture, AI and other data initiatives during CES 2019. Read More
News | Technology
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Facial-recognition technology gains support to expedite airport security
By Mitra Sorrells | January 8, 2019
It appears Americans are becoming more comfortable with facial-recognition technology, particularly if it is used to expedite travel or improve public safety.   Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: OAG on adding tech to intelligence
VIDEO: OAG on adding tech to intelligence
By Kevin May | December 19, 2018
The combination of innovation and technology in aviation has never been as strong and, most importantly, crucial to running a successful airline. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Skyscanner airline future op ed
Will airline growth be dependent on mobile and smart technology?
By Hugh Aitken - Skyscanner | December 18, 2018
With passenger numbers set to double over the next twenty years, the aviation industry will need to keep up with the demands of an increasingly connected and tech-savvy traveler.   Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Arkose Labs on beating hackers at their own game
VIDEO: Arkose Labs on beating hackers at their own game
By Kevin May | December 18, 2018
Cyber attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated, as numerous events over the course of 2018 have illustrated. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Hertz Clear biometric partnership
Hertz enables biometric check-out for car rentals
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | December 13, 2018
Hertz plans to offer fast check-out lanes powered by biometrics at more than 40 airports by the end of next year.    Read More
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Airside Mobile - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
Airside Mobile - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 13, 2018
Airside's new privacy-by-design, consumer-centric ID platform offers a faster path to deploying biometrics in travel. Read More
Interview | Startups
2018 review 2019 preview blockchain
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Blockchain in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2018
For our look ahead, SITA Lab program manager Sherry Stein provides an update on blockchain for the air transport industry and her predictions of what to expect in 2019.   Read More
News | Technology