Tourism industry backs passport-free travel proposal

  • 30/10/2015
Tourism industry backs passport-free travel proposal

Passport-free travel between New Zealand and Australia is being promoted by the tourism sector, with officials on both sides of the Tasman are now working to make it a reality.

The concept would see personal information logged on to a cloud storage system, eliminating the need for travellers to carry their travel documents with them.

"Why not be a world leader in this area if the assurances can be provided about security and [we] use the technology available to us to make travelling between countries easier?" says Tourism Industry Association chief executive Chris Roberts.

"We should be pursuing this with great enthusiasm… Australia and New Zealand are the ideal two countries to trial it."

Mr Roberts says studies suggest having passport-less travel would lead to more travel.

RadioLIVE / 3 News

 

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