Hudson has introduced personal protection equipment (PPE) vending machines for airports in North America, in addition to a custom-designed line of health and safety offerings.

The vending machines are ADA compliant and will be deployed at major airports in North America from the end of this month.

Hudson aims to introduce the machines in 27 airports and Houston Space Center by the end of summer.

They will be installed in the pre-security locations and will aid in providing a ‘convenient and safe’ experience for travellers and staff.

The products in the vending machine can be bought using a credit card. The touchscreen will also be sealed using an anti-microbial shield to increase the sanitation.

Social distancing floor decals will be present around the machine to preserve crowd control.

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Hudson has expanded its brand line, ‘Traveler’s Best’ to include PPE, cleaning products, and Ultraviolet C LED light sanitising technology.

The products will be available in the vending machines and at Hudson’s travel convenience stores.

They include individual and bulk packaged face masks, individual hand sanitisers and bulk hand sanitiser wipes.

All-in-one hygiene kits, nitrile gloves, multi-use thermometers and portable and rechargeable UV-C sanitisers are also available.

The vending machines at some airports will be stocked with name brand electronics and travel essentials.

Hudson EVP and COO Brian Quinn said: “With the gradual return of passengers to airports across North America following Covid-19, we’re noticing a behavioural change in travellers, which puts health and safety at the forefront of the travel experience.

“To meet these expectations, we’ve developed an extensive product offering as part of our PPE vending machines that delivers traditional and technology-focused health and safety options.”