Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Delta Air Lines

A Delta Air Lines employee guides a customer through the biometric process at Atlanta, its busiest hub. Delta Air Lines

Skift Take: Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers’ data to speed everyone’s journeys.

— Sean O’Neill

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Taco Bell Is Pretty Serious That Its Pop-Up Hotel Won’t Be Its Last

Taco Bell

Taco Bell-themed guest room at its limited time hotel offering in Palm Springs, Calif. Taco Bell

Skift Take: Every non-hotel brand thinks it is a hospitality company. However, as popular and successful a run as Taco Bell has enjoyed in recent years, it does not have the level of expertise to run a hotel over the long-haul on its own.

— Danni Santana

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