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Can’t Touch This: Because Germs are So Last Season

in: Technology Travel and Hospitality Uncategorized

In a world where even handshakes feel like ancient history, we embrace the touchless revolution. From check-ins to check-outs, payments to presentations, and everything in between, here’s a rundown of the touchless wonders that are saving us from germs and perhaps some awkward interactions.

Touchless TSA Pre-Check – What?!

Welcome to the future, where TSA PreCheck has gone touchless and turned airport security into a high-speed game of facial recognition tag! No more awkwardly shuffling through bags or contorting into strange positions to remove belts and shoes, instead simply strut through security like a boss, flashing nothing but a winning smile (or fingerprint). 

Look Ma, No Hands Luggage

From self-driving suitcases to robotic luggage carts, travelers can bid farewell to the days of lugging heavy bags through crowded airports. Just sit back, relax, and let the luggage do the walking (or rolling) —it’s like having a personal porter.

Check-In without the Awkward Small Talk

Say goodbye to those how’s-the-weather and travel-plan-inquiry conversations. With touchless check-in, guests can breeze past the front desk, leaving small talk in the dust. By simply scanning a QR code or tapping a few buttons on their mobile device, travelers can access their rooms and manage their reservations minus any physical contact.

Payments: Tap or Swipe

Tapping a phone or swiping a card like a magician, it’s the ultimate flex for the modern traveler. With options such as mobile wallets, RFID technology, and virtual cards, travelers can securely make payments without handing over cash. For meeting planners, implementing contactless payment systems simplifies financial transactions and reduces the need for physical currency exchange, enhancing overall safety and convenience for attendees.

Magic Amenities

Many hotels are embracing touchless technology within guest rooms, allowing travelers to adjust temperature, control lights, and even order room service without lifting a finger. 

Wave Hello to Presentations

Who needs fancy remotes when a presentation can be controlled with Jedi-like hand gestures? A/V controls are now touchless, presenters can dazzle an audience without lifting a finger—literally. Simply summon slides with a mere wave of the hand. Such devices use infrared sensors to detect motion or interpret hand gestures.

Dining with Drones – and Robots

From futuristic delivery systems to QR code menus, dining out is high-tech and low-touch. Sit back, relax, and let the machines do the work, while pondering the existential question of whether robots dream of electric sheep.

Contactless Car Rentals 

Skip the hassle and hit the road in style. With mobile check-in and keyless entry systems, travelers can pick up rental cars without ever having to interact with a human being. But, hands on the wheel, please! Well, unless this.

Touchless is the New Black

In a world where germs are so last season, touchless is the ultimate flex statement for meeting planners and travelers alike. So, embrace the future – cheers to a germ-free!

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