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January 19, 2024

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Will Passports Be Replaced by Biometrics?

In the year ahead, the use of biometrics — an individual’s unique physical identifiers, such as fingerprints and faces — will be expanded at airports in the United States and abroad, a shift to enhance security, replace physical identification such as passports and driver’s licenses, and reduce the amount of time required by travelers to pass through airports. Biometric technology will be seen everywhere from bag drops at the check-in counters to domestic security screening.

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Sabre and Hawaiian Airlines Sign NDC Agreement

Ukraine Working ‘Intensively’ to Restore Air Travel


The Holy Grail of the Hospitality Industry: The Commercial Strategy Platform (4HOTELIERS)


hubli Partners with BeCause to Power Sustainable Meetings (C-MW)


Travel Budgets Set to Rise in 2024 (BTN EUROPE)

Travel Industry Rises from the Ashes: The Return of the ‘Old Normal’ (BNN BREAKING)

UAE-Based Business Travel Startup Tumodo Raises $35m in Pre-Seed Funding (DEAL STREET ASIA)

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