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Who We Are

At Innovative Travel Solutions, we are dedicated to creating impactful solutions that evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow.

Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) is the innovation team at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), voted North America’s Best Airport for 10 straight years by Skytrax World Airport Awards.

As a not-for-profit, community-based organization, we are not government-run or beholden to shareholders which allows us to take an entrepreneurial approach to solving airport challenges. If we see success in our own airport and think it will help other airports, we launch it to the international market.

We are the industry’s largest provider of kiosk-based border control solutions, with demonstrated experience having helped more than 250 million passengers safely clear the border.


We first implemented the kiosks at YVR in 2009 and saw incredible success, revolutionizing the industry by reducing passenger wait times by more than 60 per cent, and causing other airports to quickly become interested in this technology. To date, we have sold more than 1,700 BorderXpress kiosks at 43 airport, seaport and onboard sites around the world.

Built by an airport, for airports around the world.

We offer a unique industry perspective like no other technology provider. We understand the needs of passengers and airports and how to create a seamless experience while achieving lower operating costs and greater efficiencies.

We have more than 10 years of experience designing and perfecting kiosk-based customer border control solutions, with proven expertise in user experience, layout and passenger flow analysis. And we have the advantage of using YVR as a live test site to build the best possible technology prior to going to market.

As we transform the airport experience of tomorrow, we will continue to deliver purposeful solutions that are tailored to each airport’s and immigration authority’s unique needs and regulatory environment.



  • 2019 – Best Airport in North America Award by Skytrax World Airport (10th year, consecutively)

  • 2019 – BorderXpress wins Vision to Reality Award in the Builder category by PwC Canada

  • 2016 – Airport of the Year Award by CAPA – Centre for Aviation

  • 2015 – Airport Innovation of the Year by CAPA – Centre for Aviation

Self-Serve Kiosk

Designed with versatility, safety and security in mind, find out how you can reduce wait times by more than 60%.

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Bag Drop

Drop, scan and go! Introducing the world’s most accessible, efficient and intuitive self-service bag drop.

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Experience Matters

Years of kiosk design experience
To work with Canadian and U.S. security agencies for border automation
1600 +
Kiosks in operation. We are the largest self-service border control solution provider
Airport and seaport locations worldwide

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