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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.

FTE Europe 2016 will take place at RAI Amsterdam

FTE Europe 2016 will take place at RAI Amsterdam from 25-26 April 2016.

Prepare for the passenger experience of 2025 at FTE Europe 2016, 25-26 April, Amsterdam

Future Travel Experience Europe 2016 (25-26 April, RAI Amsterdam) will be the region’s most forward-thinking passenger experience event this year, thanks to the ‘Passenger Experience 2025’ theme, inspirational keynote addresses by Philips Head of Design Pierre-Yves Panis and SkyTeam CEO Perry Cantarutti, two unique conference agendas, an Air France-KLM Innovation Symposium, the Co-creation Forum Europe, the FTE Bag Drop Symposium, an end-to-end exhibition and a social agenda based around the world famous King’s Day celebrations.

Senior figures from the likes of Google, IATA, easyJet, CitizenM, Vueling, daa, Air France-KLM, Schiphol Group, Ryanair, Gatwick Airport, Finavia, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and Swedavia will address delegates in the ‘On the Ground’ conference, providing an unmatched learning environment. Each of these leading industry experts will share their passenger experience visions and outline how they are planning to leverage new and emerging technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics, to biometric technology and mobile-enabled digital personalisation, to improve the passenger experience and enhance operational efficiency.

» View the full FTE Europe ‘On the Ground’ conference agenda

» Register to attend FTE Europe 2016

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