The World Travel & Tourism Council has partnered with the government of Aruba for a biometric trial.
The pilot is designed to allow travellers move through airports, car rental stations and hotels based on biometric technology alone.
It will be the first ‘air and non-air’ pilot of its kind.
The new trial is an extension of the Aruba Happy Flow, a seamless passenger facilitation programme launched in 2015.
It will enable travellers to move more efficiently, faster and more securely through every part of the travel experience, using biometric technology throughout the entire traveller journey with pilot participants.
According to the latest WTTC research, the tourism sector contributes 10.4 per cent of global GDP and 319 million jobs to the world.
With an investment in new aviation infrastructure, including runways, terminals and new technologies such as biometrics, WTTC estimates that between 12 million and 31 million additional tourism jobs could be created across the world by 2028.
Due to launch in 2020, the Aruba Happy Flow hotel and car rental extension will allow travellers to trial the application of biometric technology at every stage of the travel process, from arrival, border management, collecting the car rental and checking in…