According to a recent survey by flight information company Flightview, 53 percent of travelers in the United States would like for airports to track their mobile devices to send real-time updates on gate changes and flight times, but would not want to release personally identifiable information. However, the growing rise of airline mobile applications and the demand for easy mobile booking, mobile payments and relevant updates are likely to push airports to incorporate beacon technology. “Airports are a perfect environment for beacons to succeed: an indoor space that could benefit from hyper-localized tracking and a captive audience that’s looking to kill time,” said Jordan Gray, manager of Creative Labs at Organic, San Francisco. “Since airlines don’t have a great track record for making use of big data, I wouldn’t look to them to implement beacons – that infrastructure will have to come from the airport itself. “That’s not necessarily a bad thing: similar to the retail space where brands have to go through the store to provide offers, it will be beneficial to have a gatekeeper in the middle to make the most of the experience for brands and consumers, airlines and passengers.” Get the full story at Luxury Daily Read also " Study: 22pc of retailers will integrate beacons this year" at Mobile Commerce Daily