World Travel & Tourism Council urges Tourism ministers roll out biometric technology

Published on : Monday, May 28, 2018

 

wttcTransport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector were invited by the World Travel & Tourism Council to implement biometrics.

 

 

 

 

This will make travel more efficient and secure.

 

 

 

Gloria Guevara, WTTC president stated that the travel and tourism generates 10.4 per cent of the world’s GDP and creates 313 million jobs.

 

 

 

The sector is successful due to the transport – aviation, maritime, road and rail – success and it has been forecasted by IATA a rise from four billion annual passengers now to 7.8 billion over the next ten years will happen.

 

 

 

UNWTO estimated that the global international arrivals will rise from 1.3 to 1.8 billion by 2030.

 

 

 

But the growth curve will pose challenge to the infrastructure capacity and it should ensure these travellers can be processed efficiently and securely.

 

 

 

She further mentioned that to achieve this growth and create jobs, they needed to work together and find solutions which increase capacity, enhance customer experience and ensure security.

 

 

For this technology the key and biometrics is the only solution which is being widely used across the world.

 

 

She  invited ministers of transport to partner with them to speed up the adoption of biometrics.It is believed that together more jobs are created.

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