Government

google-expands-travel-insights
News / Online
Google expands Travel Insights tools with new features, U.S. search data
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2021
Following a partnership with the UNWTO announced in May, Google is now also working with Destinations International and HSMAI to hep destinations and hoteliers use travel search data more effectively. Read More
eu-tech-platforms
News / Online
Can travel platforms find ways to regulate themselves?
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
The European Purpose Project - launched by a number of brands including ground transport specialist Bolt - is putting together a code of conduct for platforms. Read More
pangiam-acquires-trueface
News / Technology
Travel security solution provider Pangiam acquires Trueface
By Mitra Sorrells | June 3, 2021
Trueface provides facial recognition technology and was a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup for 2021 and a Phocuswright Summit pitch winner in 2020. Read More
lifting-travel-restrictions
Opinion / Distribution
Will bureaucracy over vaccinations kill the travel industry?
By Dan Richards - Global Rescue | May 19, 2021
Governments need to achieve a level of coordination to ensure the smooth reopening of borders. Read More
touchless-airport-future
News / Technology
Airports must lose check-in desks, reduce touchpoints
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2021
The aviation industry has missed past opportunities to create a more automated passenger journey. Read More
paravision-funding
News / Technology
Facial recognition company Paravision raises $23M
May 12, 2021
Paravision’s technology provides touchless identification used for security and access in travel, workplaces, retail and more.   Read More
iata-boss-travel-restrictions
News / Distribution
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
Travel and tourism lost $766B in 2020
News / Online
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
digital-health-passport
News / Technology
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
biometric-developments-aviation
News / Technology
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
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
Opinion / Online
"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
Pangiam acquires airport biometric tech provider VeriScan
News / Technology
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
European regulators propose digital green light for travel
News / Technology
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
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
News / Technology
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
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
News / Online
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