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U.S. Travel Association calls for trusted traveller programme


US Travel Association - Trusted Traveller Program

The report recommends the introduction of a voluntary trusted traveller programme to expedite airport security screening.

According to the report, the creation of a widespread, voluntary trusted traveller programme would ease security bottlenecks at US airports. The report also calls for “travelers [to] be allowed to check at least one bag at no additional cost to the ticket price as a means to reduce the amount of luggage going through the security checkpoint.”

The panel, which was chaired by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Congressman Jim Turner, and President and CEO of Sabre Holdings, Sam Gilliland, outlined three recommendations:

  1. Improve the TSA checkpoint by increasing efficiency, decreasing passenger wait times and screening passengers based on risk;
  2. Generate greater governmental efficiency and cooperation in executing its security responsibilities; and
  3. Restructure America’s national approach to aviation security by developing and using risk management methods and tools.

For more details, visit the U.S. Travel Association website.

Future Travel Experience Global 2014

The FTE 'On the Ground' conference at FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a session entitled: 'What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain-points – airport security and arrivals immigration?' In this session, senior industry figures will discuss the future of airport security and immigration, exploring how things like risk-based security, automated passport control and innovative design techniques can help improve the passenger experience while maintaining the highest level of security.

FTE Global 2014 will also include the 'Up in the Air' conference stream, an extensive exhibition of the latest passenger-focused solutions, the FTE Awards ceremony and an exciting social programme.

» More information on FTE Global 2014

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