Facial recognition tech helps speed processing for travelers in Washington airport

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New facial recognition system has been unveiled at Dulles International Airport Air travelers may face less wait-time frustration at Washington’s Dulles International Airport thanks to a new processing system that uses facial recognition technology. The system can help reduce lines and speed up wait times without compromising security. The two new face recognition systems at Dulles are said to be a “user friendly” way to help relieve congestion for air travellers. One of the systems meets legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records and the other helps to accelerate the processing…

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Free mobile gaming app helps combat overtourism in London

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A Mr. Bean-themed mobile game has been created specifically for London tourists. Central London is struggling with overtourism and a free mobile gaming app called Play London with Mr. Bean was launched last fall to help tackle the issue. The game shows tourists different city attractions. London travelers who download the free mobile gaming app will be shown different attractions around the city. If travelers visit these attractions, they can earn points and redeem them for discounts and vouchers around the city. The game features different levels. For instance, players…

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Iloilo tourism QR code system to inform visitors to each province

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The region in the Philippines is using quick response codes to provide tourists helpful information. The Iloilo Tourism Office will be equipping every town in the region with a QR code system. The goal is to provide tourists with much needed information about the area. This could help to improve their visit with information about the different things they can see and where they are. Each town within the Iloilo region of the Philippines will be provided with its own QR codes. The budget for this program is around $3,846…

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Mobile travel booking makes up 89 percent of online registrations

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Travelers love to use their smartphones to book their trips, even more than the average retail shopper. Mobile travel booking has become extremely popular, to the point that 89 percent of all online reservations come from smartphones and tablets. This figure is considerably higher than the average rate currently seen among retail shoppers. A new Travel Insights Report revealed details regarding online and mobile travel bookings. The report indicated that 60 percent of business travel registrations are completed by way of a mobile app. Moreover, 89 percent of last minute…

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Olympics accommodations QR codes offer visitors convenient tourism information

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The quick response codes have been installed in hotels and lodgings close to PyeongChang. The city of Gangneung, which is located close to PyeongChang, where the 2018 Winter Olympics will begin in February, has added Olympics accommodations QR codes to help tourists. The quick response code installations are being added to the accommodations where tourists will be staying when they attend the games next month. The QR codes have been posted in hotels and other lodgings so tourists can scan and obtain information. The Olympics accommodations QR codes can be…

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QR code tracking to help Delhi Transportation department monitoring cabs and cars

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In the massive Indian city, nearly 60,000 taxis and 90,000 autorickshaws move about the streets. The Delhi Transportation department is implementing a new QR code tracking strategy in the hopes of increasing passenger safety. This has been a growing trend in India, particularly in the effort to make sure women safely arrive at their destinations. The quick response codes will make it possible for the department to keep track of more vehicles. It uses QR code tracking to help make sure the department always knows where the vehicles are on…

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Holiday travelers reminded to safely use mobile gadgets when traveling by air or car

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Millions of people will be visiting family and friends over the next week and amid the fun, safety comes first. Officials in countries around the world, including those in the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and others are reminding travelers to use their mobile gadgets safely. Travelers are being reminded to put safety first whether they plan to hit the road or the skies. It can be easy to forget the very basic safety habits when we’re trying to keep up with busy schedules, very little sleep, over-excited children…

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Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

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Quick response codes inspired by art provide visitors to the Old Town Central district with touring assistance. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has added artistic QR codes to its most recent strategy to appeal to visitors. The idea behind the quick response codes is to draw new tourists to the Old Town Central area of the city. Moreover, they are also designed to provide those tourists with an enhanced experience once they’re there. The art inspired QR codes are posted in a number of different places tourists frequently visit. The…

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QR code signs guide visitors on “Corner Gas” location walking tour

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Fans of the show and movie can now visit the fictional town and learn more using quick response code scans. The location where the “Corner Gas” television series and made-for-TV movie was filmed now features QR code signs to help visitors enjoy self-guided tours. All the visitors need to do is scan the quick response codes with their smartphones and they receive information and directions to move through the town. The tiny fictional town is located out of the way in Saskatchewan, Canada and is drawing crowds. Blaine MacDonald, a…

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QR code stickers give local museum an affordable tech upgrade

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The Williamston Depot Museum is using quick response codes to share more local history. The Williamston Depot Museum in Michigan is using QR code stickers to help share more history stories with its visitors. The quick response codes are scanned with smartphones to open up a wealth of information about the city’s downtown Historical District. The project involves adding QR codes to about 38 buildings so visitors can learn more about their history. Each of the QR code stickers will be unique to the buildings they represent. This provides interested…

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Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

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The company’s third quarter earnings revealed solid growth due to a large number of smartphone users. Yelp’s third quarter 2016 earnings report has been issued and shows a significant impact from mobile traffic. The company saw considerable growth in both its revenue and its active users. These areas of growth have been credited to the sizeable mobile user base and because customers are using those devices on an increasing basis while on the go. Yelp’s year over year revenue for the third quarter increased by almost 30 percent, in 2016.…

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