Face recognition and the future air travel experience

Face recognition and the future air travel experience

Airports uniquely demand both a very high passenger throughput and a very high degree of security underpinned by the positive identity confirmation of those passengers. At multiple points throughout the air travel experience, traveler identity must be confirmed to meet commercial policy, physical security, or national security requirements.

This uncommon set of demands has forced innovation in the form of automated identity confirmation, primarily using biometrics. For two decades, some

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Trump positive for COVID-19: Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus before Trump, Melania

Donald Trump and his wife Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus, contracted from one of the President’s closest advisers.

Mr Trump announced the news on Twitter.

They went into quarantine and got tested today after adviser, Hope

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Sacramento Most Expensive U.S. City for Hotels, Survey Shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sacramento is currently the most expensive city in the United States for hotel accommodations, according to the latest survey by Cheaphotels.org. However, this year’s results were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey compared hotel rates across 50 urban destinations. For each destination, CheapHotels.org determined the average rate for the least expensive double room during October 2020. Only centrally located

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Here’s How You Can Combat Stress And Anxiety With Adventure Sports



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The lockdown has meant a majorly sedentary and restricted lifestyle for most of us. This has meant working from and staying confined within our homes, which in turn has been associated with a list of devastating side effects such as restlessness, stress, anxiety, and even insomnia. The constant inflow of sensationally fed news of devastation and chaos has created a general
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The Vietage Launches Luxury Railway Journeys Through South Central Vietnam, Business News

HOI AN, Vietnam, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — All aboard The Vietage, which departed for its inaugural journey recently and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities.

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The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to introduce memorable journeys between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, a unique Vietnamese luxury travel experience for its guests.

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Lily Collins scratches itch to travel with ‘Emily in Paris’

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Lily Collins definitely had a perk working on her latest project: She lived in Paris for four months while filming the Netflix series “Emily in Paris.”

Created by Darren Star (“Sex and the City,” “Younger”) and debuting Friday, the new series

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EDM returns to Rawhide with Relentless Beats’ 2-day festival, Kayzo Doghouse

Relentless Beats returns to Rawhide Event Center with two days of EDM billed as the Kayzo Doghouse on Oct. 9-10.



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Fans will be able to enjoy a socially distanced experience in their own eight-by-10-feet pods, which can be purchased for parties of five starting at $195 plus fees, with the option to add three others at the gate.

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Some Hotels Offering ‘Work-From-Home’ Packages

BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a new hotel trend – “work from home” packages offering an office space and amenities, like WiFi, to guests.

“I think we may have been one of the first hotels to sort of launch this back in June, and it’s picked up a lot of steam,” Maureen Toomey, director of Sales and Marketing at The Eliot Hotel, said. “We felt there would be a need for

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The worst of the crisis is over say over half of Luxury Hoteliers according to new Forbes Travel Guide Survey


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54% of hoteliers believe the worst of the crisis is over
63% believe business will return to sustainable levels within two years
More than a quarter report ADR above typical seasonal rates

Forbes Travel Guide releases the second of its Leading Edge of Luxury Reports, providing a global outlook from over 400 luxury establishments. The new

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Trump tests positive for COVID-19, and the world shudders

Expressions of concern and good wishes for Trump’s speedy recovery — as well as that of first lady Melania Trump, who also was infected — poured in from officials in India, Britain, and other countries.

“Wishing my friend @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS a quick recovery and good health,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India said on Twitter.

“My best wishes to President Trump and the First Lady,” Johnson said on

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US man charged with helping migrants illegally cross into Canada



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A Washington state man is awaiting trial after being accused of helping smuggle seven people across the US – Canada border. 

Robert Boule  – who owns the Smuggler’s Inn bed and breakfast in the US border town of Blaine – is set to be tried in Canada, after he was charged by that country’s government with 21 counts relating to human smuggling. 

According

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Airlines are pushing for COVID-19 testing as an alternative to quarantines

Global airlines are pushing for widespread coronavirus testing as an alternative to quarantine measures and other travel restrictions that have dampened passenger demand and decimated the industry.

Why it matters: Airline officials have pegged the industry’s recovery to the discovery of a coronavirus vaccine, but it could be mid-2021 before one is widely available.

  • In the meantime, industry officials say systematic testing of all passengers before departure could get around
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MP apologises for travelling across UK by train with coronavirus

An MP has apologised for travelling from Scotland to London and back by train, despite having coronavirus symptoms which resulted in a positive test.

The SNP’s Margaret Ferrier acknowledged that “there is no excuse for her actions” after revealing details of her journey, she has since been suspended by the party.

She said she took a test on Saturday afternoon after experiencing “mild symptoms”, meaning she should have self-isolated, before

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Instagram scam sells ‘half-price’ holidays while robbing hotels of thousands of pounds

A nationwide Instagram scam selling “half-price” holidays is a pertinent reminder that, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.



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Five-star resort Landal Gwel an Mor in Cornwall has lost out on £7,500 in one week alone from the scheme, which purports to offer guests stays at hotels across the country for 50 per cent off.

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Japanese luxury trains back on track as they transit to COVID era

TOKYO — Japanese railway operators, including East Japan Railway, known as JR East, have resumed luxury train services as they adjust to the new normal, following a hiatus of several months due to the coronavirus.

JR East’s Train Suite Shiki-shima restarted operations in August. The luxury sightseeing train was idle between April and July, resulting in about 600 ticket cancellations. To bring back passengers and reassure a jittery public, the

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The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble is finally here — but it’s only one-way for now

Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch.



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Initially the quarantine-free travel will only be one-way, from New Zealand to Australia, and a limited number of destinations will be included in the deal,

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No concerts yet at the Rave in Milwaukee, but the venue is hosting ‘Halloween Blackout’ tours

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The Rave has gone 203 days without live music because of the coronavirus pandemic. To make some revenue, the allegedly haunted venue is introducing “Halloween Blackout” flashlight tours this year. (Photo: Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Twenty One Pilots, The 1975’s Matt Healy, Steve Aoki, the late Mac Miller and other stars have talked about the supernatural reputation of the Rave, and its allegedly haunted pool backstage. 

Now

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UPDATE: Thunder Bay Health Unit advising against non-essential travel

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in many parts of the country and the Thunder Bay District Health unit is recommending people avoid non-essential travel.

THUNDER BAY – Following the Northwestern Health Unit advising against non-essential travel to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the region, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has also revised its travel recommendations and is urging people to stay in the region.

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Braemar Hotels & Resorts Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:BHR)

Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:BHR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 2,956 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 100% compared to the average volume of 1,478 call options.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Braemar Hotels & Resorts by 13.7% in the first quarter.

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Tune in to PETRA’S PLAYGROUND, a New Travel Show for Kids

Viewers will visit ancient sites, exotic locales, and go on many adventures.

Tune in to PETRA'S PLAYGROUND, a New Travel Show for Kids

After more than five years in production and spanning 6 continents and 31 countries, 6-year-old Petra Ahmed will take kids and adults on weekly adventures in her new travel series, Reel Energy Entertainment announced today. Australia, Egypt, Scotland, and many more destinations are on the itinerary including a safari in South Africa.

Asif Ahmed, an award-winning independent filmmaker

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