New paper by Ivanov, Webster & Mdladenovic.
See full paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2117801
In this paper, the authors analyze how microchips embedded into humans will impact upon the tourism industry in general and in Europe in particular. The authors discuss how the implanted microchips function and how tourism establishments will have to adjust to this change in the near future. Both positive and negative impacts of human microchip implants on tourism and travel industry are discussed, as well the impediments to microchipping humans. The paper furthermore pays attention to the implications of the microchipped tourist concept for the European tourism – visa and passport control, airport safety and passenger traffic control, gathering of statistical data, tourism marketing.