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Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.

JetBlue Tests Facial Recognition for Paperless Boarding

Boarding a jetliner is now as easy as stepping in front of a camera. Paperless and deviceless self-boarding is what Jet Blue calls it in announcing that the airline will be the first to partner with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customers at the gate […]

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Omni Extends Hunger Initiative Offer to Meeting Planners

US Hotels See Strongest Demand Since 2015

Delta to Test Self-Service Bag Drop Machines in US

To save precious time at the airport, you’ve already checked in online or used a speedy check-in kiosk. Then…argh! Time slows to a glacial pace as you stand in that long, snaking line to check your bag. There is good news on the horizon: Baggage gridlock may soon be a thing of the past. Delta […]