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IATA chief Willie Walsh says zero-risk approach from government is not possible
By Linda Fox | April 21, 2021
Governments need to look at the current procedures for travel post pandemic and create a more seamless experience. Read More
News | Distribution
Travel and tourism lost $766B in 2020
Travel and tourism lost $766B in 2020
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | April 21, 2021
According to the WTTC's annual Economic Impact report, the U.S. travel and tourism sector lost $766 billion last year, and its contribution to the GDP fell 41%. Read More
News | Online
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As governments diverge on health passports, consumers accept them
By Linda Fox | April 7, 2021
Fear of having personal information compromized by hackers is the main concern of travelers when it comes to sharing health data. Read More
News | Technology
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How digital health passes bring biometrics in aviation much closer
By Linda Fox | April 7, 2021
Progress in facial recognition technology and reduced development costs are bringing seamless travel a step closer. Read More
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"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
By Michael Becker and Adam Hanft | April 5, 2021
In a post-pandemic world, Marketing of Care can help travel marketers promote destinations through a holistic approach that relies on hyper-local data as well as rational and emotional factors. Read More
Opinion | Online
Pangiam acquires airport biometric tech provider VeriScan
Pangiam acquires airport biometric tech provider VeriScan
By Kevin May | March 23, 2021
The VeriScan platform was originally developed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's in-house technology department and is now in use at Dulles and Dallas-Fort Worth airports in the U.S. Read More
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European regulators propose digital green light for travel
European regulators propose digital green light for travel
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2021
Proposals from European regulators would see a digital travel pass ready for the 2021 summer. Read More
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Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
By Kevin May | March 10, 2021
Via says the acquisition will add to its portfolio of services, such as multimodal planning, scheduling and software for on-demand and establish route transit systems. Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic. Read More
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection launches app to expedite travel
U.S. Customs and Border Protection launches app to expedite travel
By Jill Menze | February 24, 2021
The CBP One Mobile App allows travelers to streamline their travel into the United States by providing information before or upon arrival or departure. Read More
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The challenges of digital health passports in getting corporate travelers back on the road
By Linda Fox | February 3, 2021
In a Q&A with PhocusWire, Brandon Balcom, director of innovation, business development, for CWT, discusses barriers to digital health passports. Read More
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Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | January 14, 2021
2021 is supposed to be the year that a COVID-19 vaccine saves travel. But if the first week was any indication, it could be a long and unpredictable road. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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European Commission sets mobility strategy, aims for 90% emissions cut
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2020
Over 80 initiatives have been folded into ten key areas for action including sustainability projects, such as zero-emission airports and ports, as well as healthy and sustainable inter-urban and urban... Read More
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Google launches hub to aid destinations, hotels and partners in recovery
By Jill Menze | December 7, 2020
Travel Insights with Google is built around three new tools to support destinations, hotels and Google’s commercial partners. Read More
News | Online
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How an email to the prime minister and algorithms helped Greece bring tourists back
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2020
An unsolicited email from a data scientist to the Greek prime minister helped the country reopen to tourists. Read More
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