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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 Asia 2014

FTE Asia 2014, which will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 1-3 December 2014, will include a conference session entitled: 'How do we resolve key passenger pain points in Asia's airports, where queues are longer than passengers would like?' Paul Mewett, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority will deliver a presentation entitled: 'Resolving security screening and immigration processing queues', while Steven Dickson, Group Head, Ground and Inflight Operations, AirAsia will also take part in this session.

» View the full FTE Asia 'On the Ground' conference agenda

» Register to attend FTE Asia 2014

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