May 16, 2018

How blockchain and IoT are redefining the travel experience


Airports are no longer considered to be merely entry and exit points, but hubs that must cater for all passenger requirements including parking, retail, banking and recreation.

The automation of manual processes and a more efficient use of resources can make the airport experience smoother for passengers.

What’s more, rising passenger expectations an untapped revenue opportunity to airports.

The aviation industry is already reforming their operational practices by leveraging new technologies to keep pace with changing trends. To do this, collaboration within the airport ecosystem is vital — covering everything from airlines and government regulatory entities to fleet services and baggage management. In order to enable integrated operations, the underlying data needs to be available to all relevant stakeholders in a compatible form. This is where blockchain technology combined with the Internet of Things (IoT) could prove to be a game changer. This unique combination provides a collaborative platform for storing and sharing information in real time, resulting in a unified, seamless airport experience for each passenger.

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