The world is undergoing transformations, the scale, scope and complexity of which are unlike anything humanity has undergone before. Technology has, and will, continue to revolutionize the way we live, work and connect with one another as new technologies blur the lines between the physical and digital spheres.
We are simultaneously faced with a complex geopolitical landscape marked by a rise in physical and e-terrorism and a surge in populism and xenophobia. Together, they have the potential to reverse the growing freedoms acquired in previous decades by citizens to travel the world.
This new global landscape has significant implications for the movement of people across borders, and specifically the travel and tourism industry, which takes responsibility for the safe travel through the skies of over 8 million people daily.