Travel Association Launches Grassroots Campaign for a Trusted Traveler Program

By Ann Longmore-Etheridge

Tom Ridge, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and co-chair of the U.S. Travel Association's Blue Ribbon Panel on Aviation Security, said in a report by the panel, "We've been talking for years about establishing a screening system that takes risk into account. Creating a trusted traveler program is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to control the cost of aviation security." (The entire report can be downloaded here.)

(To read more about the report, see "Travel Group Says Enough of 'One-Size-Fits-All' Airport Security Model")

♦ Screenshot of "Be Trusted" Web site


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