Shaping the Future of Security in Travel

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The fusion of the physical and digital world is well under way, revolutionizing the foundations that society has grown accustomed to. From international security to global connectivity, these swift transformations pose special challenges and offer limitless opportunities to create a secure and connected world.
This new global landscape has significant implications for the movement of people across borders. With cross border travel forecasted  to reach 1.8 billion arrivals by 2030, compared with 1.2 billion today; there is a need to pursue our commitment to securely and seamlessly enable the movement of legitimate travellers. While significant progress has been made, we must not only incrementally improve the security and experience travellers, but also to envision a framework for the cross-border movement of people in the future.
This initiative aims to change the way leaders think about the secure and seamless movement of travellers in an era marked by geopolitical uncertainty and digitization.

In 2015 – its first year – the project focused on increasing the understanding of the implications of security shocks for the industry. From there, the project gained traction and was championed by Interpol. The objective then was to create a vision of the “traveller of the future” and map out past and present technology-enabled security initiatives. In 2017, the initiative will develop scalable models by using technology-based security solutions, harmonize standards and integrate digital identity principles.

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