DAON | January 28, 2022
Daon, the creators of the world's first widely adopted digital health wallet, VeriFLY™, to help travelers and event attendees quickly and safely meet their destination's COVID-19 requirements, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival has launched a pilot program for guests boarding the ship, Mardi Gras, at Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival guests can now upload their proof of vaccination and testing information so that it can be verified in advance of sailing – resulting in a streamlined health screening process, and ultimately a quicker embarkation experience at the terminal.
Once the pilot at Port Canaveral is complete, Carnival intends to move quickly to implement VeriFLY across its fleet. We are committed to using technology to enhance the guest experience and are very pleased with the initial results from the VeriFLY pilot," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "The faster we can make the terminal check-in process, the faster our guests can get to the fun on board.
How do Travelers use VeriFLY? After creating a secure profile on your mobile device, the VeriFLY app will prompt you to confirm the details of your trip, including a) flight information, and b) a vaccine health credential and/or negative COVID-19 test that fulfills your travel destination's requirements. As you verify each required element for travel, the app verifies that your test matches your destination's requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message. A traveler will thus have confidence that they meet the destination's COVID-19 requirements before they start their travel journey. This simple message will also help streamline the check-in and documentation verification process at the airport before your departure. The message also provides you with reminders when your travel window is coming to a close or once your credential has expired.
"Carnival has long been recognized as a leader in leisure travel, providing their guests with an outstanding vacation experience,Daon is pleased to be able to assist Carnival with our VeriFLY digital wallet so that they can continue to provide a seamless travel journey for their guests."
-Daon CEO Tom Grissen
VeriFLY is developed and managed by the biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions provider, Daon. VeriFLY offers travelers a secure and simple way to confirm their destination's COVID-19 requirements. After creating a secure profile on the VeriFLY app, Daon verifies that the customer's data matches a country's requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message. This simple message streamlines the check-in and documentation verification process before departure. The app also provides travelers with reminders when their travel window is coming to a close or once their credential has expired. Learn more by visiting www.myverifly.com.
Daon, www.daon.com, is an innovator in developing and deploying biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions worldwide. Daon has pioneered methods for securely and conveniently combining biometric and identity capabilities across multiple channels with large-scale deployments that span payments verification, digital banking, wealth, insurance, telcos, and securing borders and seamless travel. Daon's IdentityX® platform provides an inclusive, trusted digital security experience, enabling the creation, authentication and recovery of a user's identity and allowing businesses to conduct transactions with any consumer through any medium with total confidence. Get to know us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
ABOUT CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), is proud to be known as America's Cruise Line with a total of 24 ships, sailing from 14 U.S. homeports and employing more than 40,000 team members from 120 nationalities. Carnival's newest ship,Mardi Gras, featuring the first roller coaster at sea and the first in the Americas powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), sailed from Port Canaveral, Fla., July 31, 2021. As part of its 50th Birthday festivities, Carnival Celebration, sister ship to Mardi Gras, is scheduled to debut in late 2022 from PortMiami, as well as Carnival Jubilee from Galveston in 2023.
Cleartrip, Flipkart | April 16, 2021
Flipkart announced on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Cleartrip, an online travel and hotel ticketing firm, as the Walmart-owned e-commerce firm seeks to expand its offerings in the world's second-largest internet market.
According to a person familiar with the matter, the deal values 14-year-old Cleartrip, which raised approximately $74 million before the acquisition, at approximately $40 million. Cleartrip, like most other travel companies, is under immense stress as a result of the worldwide pandemic, which has greatly reduced people's desire to travel.
Last month, Indian news outlet MoneyControl announced that the two firms were considering a merger.
Cleartrip is also an Amazon partner in India, powering the American e-commerce giant's ticketing engine. In 2019, the two companies signed an agreement. The American e-commerce company did not react, even though it is currently battling a legal battle to prevent its estranged Indian partner Future Group from selling business to Reliance Retail.
Cleartrip will continue to exist as a standalone brand, with all staff staying, while collaborating with Flipkart to “further create digital innovations to make travel easier for customers,” the two firms announced today.
Flipkart has been reported to be working on adding a flight ticket buying feature on its website for more than a year.
“Through digital commerce, the Flipkart Group is dedicated to improving customer experiences. For many customers, Cleartrip is synonymous with travel, and as we diversify and search for new areas of growth, this investment will further strengthen our diverse portfolio of customer offers. We welcome the Cleartrip team to the Flipkart Group, with their vast industry expertise and technological skills, and look forward to working together to provide greater value and travel experiences for customers,” said Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart Group, in a tweet.
November 24, 2020
With regards to 2020, this previous year has been, well, we should simply say unique. Especially for the airline industry.
If it's been awhile since you've flown, TSA needs you to know about certain changes.
For example, they've turned out something many refer to as Credential Authentication Technology, or CAT for short. It's intended to catch phony forms of identification.
Mancha says when you approach TSA security, rather than giving your ID to a agent, you'll place it into the CAT unit for scanning. Doing it without anyone else's help during COVID-19 precautionary measures will cut down on touch points.