Articles tagged “security”

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

The balance between the freedom to travel versus security issues is a dynamic playing out across the globe. A known traveler program that uses biometrics and other data to alleviate security concerns would be great for road warriors and other supertravelers, but might have less utility for once-a-year vacationers. Then again, there are no panaceas.

4 weeks ago

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's fairly shocking to see that TripIt, which lives deep in the belly of Concur and SAP, is still innovating. We had given TripIt up for dead, but there appears to be a pulse.

4 weeks ago

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Housekeepers are especially vulnerable to sexual misconduct by guests. Whether or not hotels are technically required to provide panic buttons, it's the right thing to do.

2 months ago

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

The TSA is facing bureaucratic issues because travelers are tired of waiting on lengthy airport security lines. Perhaps merging PreCheck and Global Entry, as authorities are reportedly considering, could help clear up this bottleneck. It could also make things way worse.

2 months ago

United Nations Warns That 17 Arabic World Heritage Sites Are Endangered

United Nations Warns That 17 Arabic World Heritage Sites Are Endangered

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Over the centuries, conquistadors, clerical authorities, and others have damaged architectural legacies that are now iconic. It's happening again in the Middle East. The world should clamp down on the smuggling of antiquities and record digital imagery of historic architecture.

3 months ago

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Cyber security is not a priority for most meeting planners, but experts warn that it’s just a matter of time before the industry is hit with a major breach. Both attendees and event professionals can take steps to protect themselves.

3 months ago

Officials Finally Detail Initial Chaos Caused by Trump Travel Ban

Officials Finally Detail Initial Chaos Caused by Trump Travel Ban

Associated Press

As long suspected, both surprise and incompetence contributed to the illegal and unprofessional behavior of some officials tasked to implement the first Trump travel ban.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago