The Sleep Pod Business is Taking Off

At least four companies are competing to make the days of catching a nap in between flights on an uncomfortable airport chair or bench a thing of the past. Companies that offer a variety of unique sleeping accommodations, ranging from cabins and capsules to sleeping pods, are fiercely competing for airline space. Minute Suites LLC

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HKG Fully Embracing Facial Recognition Technology

Beginning in the second quarter of 2018, passengers transiting Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will enjoy an expedited check-in process, thanks to the addition of facial recognition technology. Passengers will only have to present their passport once, at their first point of check-in.  During this initial process, a facial scan will also be performed.  Once

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Dressing for Access: Wearable Technology and Traveling

  With the recent rise of wearable technology, the travel industry has quickly caught on, implementing this type of technological ease into its frameworks wherever possible. For air travel, wearables like the Apple Watch can provide travelers with flight updates and digital boarding passes; they can even make transfer arrangements through ride sharing apps and

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Food Delivery App Debuts at BWI Airport

Following in the footsteps of other popular food delivery apps, Airport Sherpa launched in mid-July at the Baltimore-Washington airport, allowing travelers to order food for pick-up or delivery to their gate prior to boarding a flight. The mobile app uses technology that knows when a flight is delayed, a gate location is changed or a

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Receive Emergency Alerts, Even Without Wi-Fi

As smart phones become an everyday essential for the world’s citizens, IBM has invented a way to weave the devices into a system to disseminate emergency alerts about weather and natural disasters, even when cellular networks are overloaded or not functioning. The technology is built into a new app the Weather Company and IBM will

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BA & KLM Facial Recognition In Airports

It may seem crazy, but boarding passes might soon become a thing of the past. Airlines around the world are experimenting with facial recognition software and biometric data. Most notably, Dutch carrier KLM has recently begun testing a new biometric boarding technology at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The system uses facial recognition software to allow travelers

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Overview of Wearable Tech in Travel

With the adoption of wearable technology slowly on the rise, it is now poised to invade the travel industry from a consumer perspective and behind the scenes at airports, hotels, theme parks, and cruise ships. Walt Disney World Resorts’ MagicBand experienced notable success in recent years, inspiring other wearable devices such as Carnival’s Ocean Medallion

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3 Great Apps For Going Green On The Road

Name an interest and chances are there’s an app for it, so why not for sustainability? With today’s smartphone technology, you have the power to reduce your carbon footprint and travel greener than ever before! Here are 3 of the best mobile apps to support your next eco-friendly adventure: 1. Locavore Wondering if avocado is

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Amsterdam Airport Shoe Scanner

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is once again breaking away from the pack when it comes to innovative security screening measures. Just last fall, the airport began testing a new scanner which, if tested successfully, would eliminate the need for passengers to remove liquids and gels from their luggage by taking a 3D picture of the

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Cosmopolitan Introducing Robot Concierge

Las Vegas has a new concierge ready to help travelers make the most from their time in “Sin City.” Last month, The Cosmopolitan unveiled Rose, a robot concierge with a sense of humor and distinct personality. Guests are encouraged to text Rose with any requests they might have, whether it’s more towels delivered to the

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