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It is not dif­fi­cult to see why air­ports and air­lines would em­brace Sin­gle To­ken Travel so en­thu­si­as­ti­cally

THE EMER­GENCE OF ‘SIN­GLE

to­ken travel’ over the next few years is prob­a­bly the most ex­cit­ing devel­op­ment for pas­sen­gers hop­ing to fast-track through the air­port. By cap­tur­ing pas­sen­gers’ bio­met­rics and travel in­for­ma­tion into a sin­gle dig­i­tal record, trav­ellers will soon be able to use this to­ken as iden­ti­fi­ca­tion at each step along their jour­ney. It also will pro­vide the abil­ity to com­bine some travel steps into a sin­gle in­ter­ac­tion, vastly speed­ing up the time needed to com­plete these for­mal­i­ties.

“This is ground-breaking work at a ma­jor air­port and the first time that SITA Smart Path has been in­cor­po­rated into the pas­sen­ger jour­ney; a sin­gle travel to­ken that can con­nect across air­line, air­port and bor­der man­age­ment sys­tems. Next we will work with a sim­i­lar-sized ma­jor in­ter­na­tional air­port, also in the Mid­dle East, to use the sin­gle to­ken across the en­tire jour­ney from check-in to board­ing,” says Ser­fontein.

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