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Tampa International Airport installs APC kiosks to expedite customs processing


utomated Passport Control kiosks at Tampa International Airport

U.S. Representatives for Florida tested the new Automated Passport Control kiosks at Tampa International Airport.

Tampa International Airport has become the latest North American airport to install Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to expedite the customs process for arriving travellers.

The self-service kiosks allow passengers to complete the main part of the customs process, before simply presenting their receipt to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer for validation.

Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport, said: “Tampa International Airport is proud to be part of the national effort to ease entry for travellers coming to the United States from other countries. Tourism is an important part of the economy throughout the country, and in Florida in particular.

“Tampa International has long placed an emphasis on exemplary customer service, and the Automated Passport Control programme fits right in with that. Making it easier and quicker to get through CBP creates a positive experience for all travellers and gives our international guests a great first impression of this country.”

Learn about the future of airport immigration and security checkpoints at FTE Global 2014


FTE Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from 24-26 September, will include a conference session entitled: ‘What are the future collaboration models that will help achieve progress at the real passenger pain points – airport security and inbound immigration?’

The session will be chaired by Antoine Rostworowski, Director, Industry Relations, Montréal Trudeau International Airport and Chair of the ACI World IT Standing Committee, and will also include a presentation from Dan Tanciar, Director – Travel and Tourism Initiatives, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Interested in learning more about improving your passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Heathrow Airport, Ryanair, Swedavia, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Munich Airport, Virgin Atlantic, Expedia, London City Airport, IATA, Air France-KLM, London Stansted Airport, Lufthansa, Bechtel, Gatwick Airport and United Airlines will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'On the Ground' conference.

The event will also include a dedicated 'Up in the Air' conference stream, IATA workshop, an extensive exhibition, tours of Heathrow T2, London Stansted and London City Airport, and a 'Best of British' Gala Evening at Altitude 360 @ Altitude London, London's premier sky venue which offers jetliner views of the city.

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