Safe and Seamless Traveller Journey
Before 2020, it was projected that international tourist arrivals were expected to double by 2030. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting infrastructural and expectation demands of these increasing volumes of travellers was a very complicated challenge. In response to this future need and now with the new devastating COVID-19 impacts on global travel, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) created the Safe and Seamless Traveller Journey initiative that aims for efficient, safe and secure travels for all. WTTC proposes to unite the Travel and Tourism sector to develop and implement a biometric and touchless identifier a traveller could use at various intervals in their travels, therefore eliminating the need to present travel documentation repeatedly and to reduce physical contact with officials.
Airports and border infrastructure systems are limited in space, becoming increasingly outdated and are struggling to cope with demand and security requirements that come with the larger volume of travellers and the new physical distance measures. An objective of the Safe and Seamless Traveller Journey is to use smart networks and biometrics to relieve the congestion, while providing identity management and safety for travellers and their travel destinations.
Aligned with WTTC and similar digital identity initiatives, such as IATA’s OneID WorldReach’s Know Your Traveller solutions are a part of this ‘walk-through experience’ for travellers. Platform-connected travellers and border officers use WorldReach’s software as part of a secure ecosystem for land, air, and sea entry and exit clearance. WorldReach is proud to have partnered with customs, border, and immigration agencies to expand their virtual borders and secure their physical ones.