Video: WTTC highlights progress in biometric security screening

Finger vein readers may soon be in your clients' future. Biometrics not only improve security, they will allow airports to double their capacity at a fraction of the cost of a new terminal. Global CEOs, including those of DFW and Dubai airports and Marriott's Arne Sorenson, weigh in.

BUENOS AIRES -- The urgency for integrating advanced biometric scanners into airports to enhance security, facilitate travel and increase capacity was a recurring theme at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit here this week.

Speakers representing public and private enterprise, including Mastercard, the European Union, the World Economic Forum and IATA joined WTTC CEO Gloria Guevara and airport officials in sounding what amounted to a call to arms for governments and airport authorities to prioritize biometric initiatives.

In this video report, Travel Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann sounds out WTTC attendees on advancements in biometric technology, the benefits of moving passengers more quickly, and why travelers should trust the industry with their personal data. 

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