Articles tagged “security”

Belgium, France and the Netherlands Will Check IDs on High-Speed Trains

Belgium, France and the Netherlands Will Check IDs on High-Speed Trains

Associated Press

The full idealism of European integration was perhaps best captured by the ability to ride a train among multiple countries without having to stop for passport checks. A new agreement may be the first step toward a return to the old days of ID queries. It's part of a security crackdown across Europe in the wake of recent terrorism.

3 weeks ago

Biometric Company Clear Wants to One-Up TSA PreCheck

Biometric Company Clear Wants to One-Up TSA PreCheck

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Clear is promising something faster and more streamlined than TSA PreCheck, but PreCheck has already suffered from low enrollment. The public seems skeptical of paying to improve their airport security experience, but on the other hand, the public despises airport security and might welcome a better solution. If Clear gets into enough major airports, it could do well.

4 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: A Year of Reckoning for Europe

Travel Megatrends 2017: A Year of Reckoning for Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite being the world’s largest tourism market, there’s a sense that things are changing for Europe. While other regions are catching up, Europe is going through a period of upheaval. The specter of terrorism, the destabilizing Brexit vote, and upcoming elections all mean that 2017 is going to be a pivotal year.

1 month ago

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

New Orleans Plans to Ramp Up Security on Bourbon Street

Jeff Adelson and Jessica Williams, Associated Press

Bourbon Street in New Orleans has long been vulnerable in terms of public safety, so who will pay for new security measures? And will these measures make the corridor less authentic, less exciting, and less attractive to visitors?

1 month ago

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Cinar Kiper and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press

As in Egypt, Turkey's tourism problem is also a crisis in leadership, not just a security issue.

1 month ago

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

David Fischer, Associated Press

1 month ago

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Multiple People Killed in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Associated Press

1 month ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

2 months ago

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We'll wait to see how these new types of security lanes work in practice during the peak holiday period before judging them. Will these larger bins, automated so passengers don't need to feed them into X-ray machines, really remove bottlenecks? It will take time for flyers to get used to the whole thing.

3 months ago

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A plan to reform the TSA is all well and good, but executing such a far-reaching vision of improving the government agency will require continuity in TSA leadership and a concerted effort from Congress to continue a culture shift in the agency.

3 months ago

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The steepest drops in French arrivals this year have been from visitors from Japan and China, far more than from the U.S. Ramping up security at attractions and also in crime-ridden areas will be an attractive message, at least, for tourists considering a jaunt to France.

3 months ago

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airport security is constantly challenged by the multiple parties involved — airlines, local authorities, and the feds — that prevent a nationwide strategy from really working.

4 months ago