WTTC tackles border hassles

LONDON 18 February 2019: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) will partner to promote safe and seamless travel across international borders.

WTTC represents the global private sector in the travel and tourism industries, and IBMATA, a global non-profit organisation, promotes collaboration between border agencies and technology providers worldwide.

WTTC’s Seamless Traveller Journey programme envisages a future where the traveller won’t need to provide the same information or passport multiple times.

Instead, biometrics will work at every touch point of the journey to make travelling easier for the passenger while providing border services with greater security.

Together, both organisations commit to making the best use of new and emerging technology and established border management principles with their respective members to deliver an improved international passenger experience globally across borders.

WTTC president & CEO, Gloria Guevara said: “Travel & Tourism employs one in ten people on the planet today and over the course of the next 20 years we will witness a doubling of the number of travellers and the creation of as many as 100 million jobs around the world. We have a responsibility to prepare for the future by transforming the traveller experience while increasing security by working together and with governments. Our relationship with IBMATA will help to promote the concept of safe and secure travel across international borders and improved passenger experience.”

(Source: WTTC)