Is the biggest tech change for travel since the internet and mobile the shift to self-sovereign identity tech?

Self-sovereign identity and its associated blockchain-based decentralised technology are profoundly disruptive technology that could have massive impacts on aviation and travel.

In this Travel Tech Corner, we investigate:

  • What is self-sovereign identity and why is it important?
  • What are the pitfalls with the way Identification works now
  • What are the components of a new self-sovereign ID eco-system, such as digital wallets, digital hubs and buyer ‘clubs’?
  • What are some of the benefits of this new wave, such as reduced cybersecurity risk and enhanced travel experiences/personalisation?
  • Will this affect the way travel is distributed and paid for change?
  • What can players in the established travel eco-system expect?
  • When will we see this come about – where will we be by 2030? 


  • Evernym, Senior Director, Business Development, Jamie Smith
  • Hospitality and Travel Special Interest Group- SIG, ChairHospitality and Travel Special Interest GroupNick Price
  • TravelScrum, Co-founder and Chairman, Gene Quinn

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