Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the latest firm to embrace the Mark of the Beast technology and is in the process of setting up systems that will require meeting attendees to carry a digital health certificate before they are allowed to conduct commerce.
The company announced the plans today, saying they are exploring the use of explore VeriFLY + Stay, a mobile health passport for the hospitality industry. The App, which is loaded on iOS and Android devices, will allow Hyatt to deny accss to those who are not marked safe. Users Receive a green check mark, when they have uploaded vaccine verification and/or negative COVID-19 test results.
Earlier in the year, American Airlines partnered with VeriFLY and is already using the app in airports throughout the world.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have believed that accessibility to testing and resources would play a critical role in the travel industry’s recovery,” Frank Lavey, senior vice president of Global Operations, Hyatt. “Collaborating with Daon, a leader in identity assurance, to test VeriFLY + Stay for colleagues and meeting attendees furthers our commitment to our guests’ and colleagues’ wellbeing and represents an important step in providing peace of mind to meeting attendees before, during and after an event.”
As part of these exploration efforts, Hyatt will work closely with meeting planners to identify criteria for meeting attendees, which could include presenting a recent negative COVID-19 test. The criteria can then be communicated to attendees in the VeriFLY mobile app prior to arrival so they can fulfill their requirements and complete all necessary forms. Meeting attendees who satisfy a meeting’s requirements will be able to use the app to display a green checkmark for entry into the meeting or event.
“Throughout the pandemic we have stayed close to our customers to understand what’s most important to them and focus on solutions that meet their needs,” said Steve Enselein, senior vice president of Events, Hyatt. “In listening to our customers, we know attendee safety and wellbeing remain top priorities for meeting planners, and we look forward to exploring VeriFLY + Stay with meeting planners to provide a new resource that assists with event execution.”
Digital Badges, Digital Passports… the Modern Day Mark of the Beast?
Over the last couple of weeks, governments around the world have started implementing similar digital passports, putting plans in place where its citizens will not be able to travel or conduct commerce without having a digital badge. Ironically, Israel and Germany are a few of the pilot countries who have rolled out these so-called digital badges.