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Biometric Security System Reshaping Travel & Tourism Business

Biometric Security System Reshaping Travel & Tourism Business
The introduction of biometrics for foreign travel has only one goal for most countries.
That is to make sure the wrong people do not get to them. For example, in the United States, there is an advanced face recognition system installed at the airport checkpoints. It analyzes over 100 reference points for each person to assess whether people are who they say they are.

However, what if biometrics security systems make travel easier, smoother? What if biometric verification becomes the passports of travelers to their route? What if it allows us to recognize face to ease check-in hotel. Or assist us in checking luggage, arranging a rental car or even opening a door to a hotel?

• Biometric Verification Replacing Manual Documentation

This is the future of the tourism industry.  A system that replaces current documentation with biometric verification. To identify the traveler at all stages of the journey. To a limited extent, this is already happening at the most congested airports in the world.
Airports, where a large number of passengers make us look for ways to increase efficiency. For example, in the U.S., airlines use the Travelers Checker Service (TVS) of the U.S. Customs and Border Guard to expedite check-in, baggage claim, and boarding.

Allowing people to travel without a load of documents. This is an innovation that is likely to encourage more people to travel. Current loopholes such as identity theft, luggage checks, and potentially high-risk persons on the list of law enforcement agencies can be identified with biometric verification. While avoiding a significant increase in resources to meet growth. But it would also close the holes that exist in the system that are currently preoccupied with airport security.   

• Biometric Security Measures- For KYC Regulations

The main goal of the biometric security system is to ensure the security of information and restrict access for users. It forces officials and managers to act cautiously, despite the availability of technology. Identifying the face of travelers with a poor reputation can help staff stay alert and be prepared to take the necessary action. 
For instance, if a person who is on the wanted list of law enforcement agencies checks in a hotel. How would the hotel know that this person is on a wanted list? Manual documentation could be forged and trick the staff. But with biometric verification, such a person could easily be identified. The hotel management can then take necessary action. 

No one would have been bothered to use these innovative technologies three to four years before. But nowadays, these innovations have become a necessity rather than a luxury. The business should know their customers. With know your customer (KYC) regulations, it is obligatory for businesses to comply with KYC regulations and Biometric verification is the most reliable way to authenticate the customers.

• Biometric Security Checks at Airports

Biometric verification is being widely used to detect and know their clients. Moreover, it's widely used in airports to increase the workflow and to run the security process more accurately. Since long German minister has Seek Facial Recognition for Airports and Railway Stations. So next time you are walking through a railway station or an airport in Germany, chances are that your picture is captured by security to face match with the records of various suspects in their database.
According to a recent report by Valdosta Daily Times, The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection unit is leading the charge of facial verification technology, promoting it as “the ideal technology path to a more seamless travel experience.” And President Donald Trump added urgency with a 2017 order that called for security officials to make biometrics a priority.

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