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World Travel & Tourism Council completes successful strategic workshop for Seamless Traveller Journey Programme

WTTC reunites key players in the EU to discuss industry’s vision for a seamless and secure journey. WTTC research reveals that on average four in five international travellers would be willing to share their photographs in advance of travel to speed up their journey.

Tatiana Rokou / 13 Nov 2019  08:42

BRUSSELS – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, convened at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium for a critical workshop, bringing together public and private sectors with technology providers to agree on models which are globally interoperable, technology neutral and cover the end-to-end journey in an effort to advance the vision of a Seamless Traveller Journey.

With growth happening so rapidly, infrastructure must keep pace with demand but in many cases, especially aviation, old systems are unable to cope with the demand we see today. The number of people travelling every year will only continue to grow, thus, it is crucial that the Travel & Tourism sector help create conditions for secure and efficient travel through and beyond borders.

The workshop tackled issues such as the industry vision for seamless travel, technology and border control, risk management, privacy and biometrics law.

The event counted with high-level representatives from the European Institutions, the private sector members and partners – AENA, Amadeus, Hilton, Hotelbeds, Idemia, KLM, Melia, MSC Cruises, NEC, NH Hotels, Radisson, Royal Caribbean, SITA, Vision-Box, WorldReach Software, among others and Industry organizations such as ACI Europe, CER , IATA, IBMATA

Research from the WTTC shows that four out of five (80%) international travellers from key European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) would be willing to share their photographs with relevant organisations if it meant a smoother traveller journey.

With most travellers being low risk, increasing the presence of biometric technology throughout the traveller journey would allow governments to maximise resources and focus on the small number of high-risk travellers. This can also aide in easing capacity and unlocking the full economic potential of Travel & Tourism.

The Seamless Traveller Journey would allow biometric and biographic data to be provided prior to travel, allowing border agencies to authenticate and pre-clear travellers in advance of arrival, thus reducing cumbersome checks and queues at ports and airports. From a traveller’s perspective, this would present itself as a journey wherein the traveller no longer needs to present travel documents and boarding passes multiple times to a variety of stakeholders at different stages of their journey.

WorldReach at International Summit on Borders

June 4 2019

WorldReach Software will be attending this year’s International Summit on Borders, running from June 18th to 19th in Washington DC. The event is co-chaired by Tony Smith CBE, WorldReach’s Executive Advisor for Borders and Immigration and Chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA). This Summit will present emerging solutions for a variety of customs and immigration challenges.

If you are attending and interested in meeting at ISOB with Gordon Wilson, WorldReach’s President, or Jon Payne, Director UK, please contact us directly.

To find out more: http://www.internationalsummitonborders.com

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, border management and consular organizations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance, remote identity and document verification services and consular software, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. Customers include governments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Sponsors Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019

April 16, 2019

WorldReach Software is once again a proud sponsor of IBMATA’s Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019. This year the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey on April 24-25, 2019. This IBMATA event brings together leading border security officials from across Europe to discuss key issues regarding border challenges, threats, transnational organised crime and EU policies and strategies. Delegates will hear presentations from Turkey and other global states discussing topics including managing migration through the region, and regional cooperation on border security matters especially relating to turbulent borders such as Iraq and Syria.

WorldReach exhibiting at Stand #3

WorldReach will be showcasing our remote Identity and Document Verification (IDV) solution, IdentityReach. This verifies the person is who they say they are, that the eID is authentic and rightfully belongs to the applicant. Use cases extend to immigration programs like Electronic Travel Authorisations (ETA/ESTA/ETIAS), eVisa and Settlement schemes. It could also be used as the front door to Seamless Traveller initiatives.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, or Jon Payne, Director UK, this event please contact us directly.

Additional details on this important border management conference can be found by visiting: https://www.ibmata.org/events/border-management-and-technologies-summit-europe-2019-24th-26th-april-2019/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

Tony Smith CBE Joins WorldReach as New Executive Advisor, Borders and Immigration

January 22, 2019

WorldReach Software is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Smith CBE as new Executive Advisor to our Global Borders and Immigration Team.

Tony has the unique distinction of having served as Director of Ports of Entry in 2 different countries (Canada and the UK) as part of an impressive career spanning over 40 years government service in the UK Home Office and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. He was awarded the prestigious order of Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for his services to the safety and security of the London 2012 Olympics.

Since retiring as Director General of the UK Border Force in 2013, Tony has become Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, providing border management consultancy services to border agencies around the world. He is also chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA).

Tony’s extensive knowledge and thought leadership on Border and Immigration policy and operations both in the UK and globally will support WorldReach’s ambition to become leaders in digital border, immigration and visa applications worldwide.

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Sponsors Biometrics Congress 2018 in London

Biometrics Congress 2018

October 16, 2018

WorldReach Software is proud to be Gold Sponsors of the Biometrics Congress 2018 which will be held on the 17-18 October 2018, at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London. This industry event will provide a range of case study presentations, discussion sessions and innovation talks. Biometrics Congress offers a fantastic opportunity to share best-practices, knowledge and the responsible use of biometrics.

WorldReach President, Gordon Wilson, will be presenting on Wednesday, October 17th at 13:35 in Stream A: ID at the Borders & Travel Continuum.  He will be covering “Remote ID Verification applied to Home Office Immigration programs and Canadian Initiatives for Seamless Air and Land Borders.”

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Gordon or a number of WorldReach senior representative at this event, please contact us directly.

Additional details on Biometrics Congress 2018 can be found by visiting:
https://www.biometricsinstitute.org/biometrics-congress-2018

About WorldReach Software: WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press Contact: Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   +1 613 742-6482

WorldReach Sponsors Border Management & Technologies Summit 2018

May 14, 2018

(OTTAWA, Ontario) WorldReach Software is proud to be an exhibitor and sponsor of IBMATA’s Border Management & Technologies Summit 2018, which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia on May 16-17, 2018. This event will bring together leading border security officials from across Europe to discuss key issues regarding border challenges, threats, transnational organised crime  and EU policies and strategies. Delegates will hear presentations from Croatia and other Balkan states discussing topics including cross-border smuggling and trafficking, managing migration through the region, and regional cooperation on border security matters. The event will be chaired by the IBMATA Chairman, Mr. Tony Smith, the former Director-General of UK Border Force.

WorldReach President, Gordon Wilson, will be presenting on Wednesday, May 16th at 12:20 pm covering “Enabling Seamless Air Travel – Canada’s Chain of Trust Project.” This will include an overview of this government/industry/academia technology demonstration that feeds into Canada’s operational vision of the Air Border of the Future 2020.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Gordon or Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, at this event please contact us directly.

Additional details on this important border management conference can be found by visiting: http://www.ibmata.org/events/border-management-technologies-summit-16-17-may-2018/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, border management and consular organizations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance, remote identity verification services and consular software, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. Customers include governments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

WorldReach – Key Sponsors of Border Management & Technologies Summit ASIA 2017

November 3, 2017

WorldReach Software is a proud sponsor of the Border Management & Technologies Summit ASIA 2017, which will be held 7th – 9th November 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international Summit will bring together leading border security officials from the UK, Europe and across Asia to discuss key issues regarding border challenges, threats, organized crimes, and regional policies and strategies.

The presenters have a broad range and depth of experience in Border Management both in the UK and internationally, bringing latest insights into the critical concepts of modern day border management – Multiple borders, integrated border management, and identity management; and how technology is playing an ever-increasing role in delivering these.

WorldReach will be located at Stand #1 in the exhibit area, with our President, Gordon Wilson, presenting on Thursday, November 9th at 09.40, entitled Early Traveller Identity Verification for Improved Risk Assessment and Building a Virtual Border.

If you are interested in meeting with us, or seeing a demo of our innovative remote identity verifying and ePassport authenticating “Know Your Traveller™” (KYT) platform, please stop by or contact us directly.

For more information on this important border security industry event, please visit http://www.intelligence-sec.com/events/border-management-technologies-summit-asia-2017.

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, border management and consular organizations as well as individual travellers. Incorporating Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) traveller process innovation, WorldReach supplies consular, passport and eVisa/Electronic Travel Authorization software and fosters best practices used by more than 3000 daily users in over 950 sites worldwide. Customers include government ministries and departments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Software – IBMATA Member

October 16, 2017

WorldReach Software is now a proud member of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA). The mission of IBMATA is to support the facilitation of safe and secure movement of people and goods – and to prevent the non-compliant and harmful movement of these – across international borders, by promoting best practice in border management principles and the intelligent use of new and emerging technology.

“With WorldReach’s main focus on ensuring traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government consular, immigration and border management organizations, we are thrilled to be one of the first members of IBMATA,” stated Gordon Wilson, WorldReach Software President. “We look forward to sharing our expertise in innovative traveller facilitation processes and identity verification technologies to help the industry increase travel facilitation and provide rock solid border security.”

“I am delighted to welcome WorldReach to IBMATA,” Tony Smith, IBMATA Chair and leading border management expert.

“Border agencies are facing very significant challenges with volume, complexity and risk all rising, constant political change and varying levels of investment.

“IMBATA has been founded to bring together all the key players in modern border management to increase collaboration. Stronger relationships and more partnerships both nationally and internationally will be the determining factor in successfully managing these global challenges into the future.”

For more information about this organisation or how to join, please visit: http://www.ibmata.org/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps improve the safety and security of international travellers and those living abroad. We work with national governments to help them:

  • Modernise the delivery of consular services to their citizens abroad
  • Improve the security and facilitation of immigration and border management services for those travelling into a country

Customers include government ministries and departments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. For more information please visit: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482