Articles tagged “security”

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Using Technology to Make Events Safer — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can technology make meetings and events safer? The answer is yes, but there's far more we can — and should — be doing as well to ensure everyone's safety, from stricter gun laws to improved hospitality training.

3 weeks ago

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Can Technology Make Meetings and Events Safer?

Sheryll Poe, Skift

It's not something a lot of people want to think about, but with large gatherings increasingly becoming a target for violent attacks, meeting and event planners have to step up their security tools and protocols.

3 weeks ago

Flyers Headed to U.S. Face Verbal Screening and Confusion

Flyers Headed to U.S. Face Verbal Screening and Confusion

Alexandra Olson and Don Babwin, Associated Press

So far, the enhanced screening procedures implemented on all U.S. international arrivals seem fairly painless. We'll see how things go for flyers as the busiest travel period of the year approaches.

4 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Believes There Are Limits to What Hotels Can Do About Security After Las Vegas

Marriott CEO Believes There Are Limits to What Hotels Can Do About Security After Las Vegas

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sorenson didn't mince words talking about the negative impact the Trump administration's rhetoric and multiple travel bans are having on international visitation to the U.S. His comments about corporate tax reform may also not please proponents of raising the minimum wage for hospitality workers.

4 weeks ago

Global Airlines Add Security Interviews on U.S.-Bound Flights

Global Airlines Add Security Interviews on U.S.-Bound Flights

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Enhanced security procedures for international flyers headed to the U.S. seems like compromise between U.S. security agencies and global airlines. The question is whether the strategy will have a negative effect on passenger experience going forward.

4 weeks ago

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

Experts said it was dangerous for flyers to check their laptops during the first international laptop ban. The U.S. government has now reversed its stance, but it seems implausible that international aviation authorities will take action.

1 month ago

The U.S. Urges Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Bags

The U.S. Urges Airlines to Ban Laptops in Checked Bags

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Watchdog groups questioned the safety of transporting large numbers of laptops in checked baggage when the U.S. and UK governments banned those devices in the cabin on some international flights. The message from the FAA now shows that those groups were right to be concerned.

1 month ago

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Braces for Changes After Shooting

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Las Vegas will impose new security measures after the massacre, and other destinations would be prudent to do likewise until there is a change in the country's insanely permissive gun laws.

1 month ago

Wynn Las Vegas Increases Security Following Mass Shooting

Wynn Las Vegas Increases Security Following Mass Shooting

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

Is it only a matter of time before metal detectors and baggage screenings are standard at hotels in the United States?

2 months ago

8 Questions About Hotel Safety and Security Raised by the Las Vegas Shooting

8 Questions About Hotel Safety and Security Raised by the Las Vegas Shooting

Deanna Ting, Skift

Short story: Hotels are just as fine as other businesses. It’s guns in the U.S. that are the problem.

2 months ago

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

3 months ago

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Albert Stumm, Associated Press

During a summer in which we all asked if Barcelona was broken, the city’s response to a terrifying event argues loudly that it is as resilient as ever.

3 months ago