Singapore-based start-up GTRIIP is now using the science of biometrics to streamline and simplify hotel check-ins. The company has developed a smartphone app that ties specific biometric data to a travelers’ unique fingerprint, allowing the guest to use this information as a form of ID verification and proof of booking.
By eliminating the need to present passports and other forms of physical ID upon check-in, GTRIIP’s biometric-based app allows for both domestic and international travelers alike to streamline the process of hotel check-ins. Beyond convenience, GTRIIP suggests that having a traveller’s biometric information also helps to increase hotel security and compliance.
This kind of technology is particularly appealing to hotel chains, which have increasingly sought to reduce lengthy check-in times by giving guests the option of bypassing the front desk altogether. It also mirrors a similar trend among many airlines, which have begun to offer electronic bordering passes, and do away with checking physical tickets. Thus far, 250 hotels worldwide are now equipped with GTRIIP stations.