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Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how to use them to pay for meals, attractions, and tickets whenever they visit Japan. The reason? Swelling Chinese tourism is prompting the country to adopt China’s preferred mobile payment method.

8 months ago

Amadeus Buys Airport Self-Service Baggage Firm to Diversify Further

Amadeus Buys Airport Self-Service Baggage Firm to Diversify Further

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Automated bag-drop technology may be widespread at major airports, but the rest of the world still has to add the equipment needed for passengers to scan their own bags. Amadeus aims to help sell those machines now that it has bought ICM. Amadeus is positioning itself to compete assertively with airline-owned SITA for airport tech sales.

8 months ago

$34 Billion Purchase of Worldpay May Shake Up Travel Payments

$34 Billion Purchase of Worldpay May Shake Up Travel Payments

Felice Maranz, Bloomberg

Worldpay is of the biggest players in processing cross-border payments, especially for travel companies. Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) will buy Worldpay in a $34 billion deal that will be one of the largest transactions yet in the fast-consolidating payments sector. But if the merger distracts Worldpay from expanding in emerging markets, rivals might steal share.

8 months ago

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How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

How Connected Employees Can Enhance Customer Experiences in Real Time

Microsoft + Skift

Digitizing, streamlining, and simplifying how employees communicate and collaborate is essential to truly empowering firstline workers to deliver results. Providing them with the right tools is key.

4 months ago

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's often true that the best ideas or inventions for travel are those that originate outside the sector. Could this be one?

8 months ago

Datalex Seeks Cash Injection After Debacle on Lufthansa Tech Project

Datalex Seeks Cash Injection After Debacle on Lufthansa Tech Project

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Datalex, which provides tech to help power ticket booking on airline websites, is desperate for good news, which is why the company's words in the next few months should be treated with skepticism. That said, a lowered share price may make the vendor a takeover target.

8 months ago

Red Lion Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Software to Hotels

Red Lion Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Software to Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Greg Mount persuasively says many independent hotel operators are overpaying for operational software that's inadequate. Red Lion is savvy to try to woo independent hoteliers by promising preferential commission rates with online travel agencies. Still, execution will be difficult.

8 months ago

Points.com Hums Along With Growth Despite a Narrow Business Base

Points.com Hums Along With Growth Despite a Narrow Business Base

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Points.com is still too dependent on its mainstay business of loyalty currency swaps for just a few major travel suppliers that are primarily in the U.S. Hopefully, its new cross-marketing deal with Amadeus will help.

9 months ago

Amadeus Makes Gains in Branching Out Into Software Services

Amadeus Makes Gains in Branching Out Into Software Services

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus has long talked about diversifying its business, branching out from distribution into software services for hotels, airlines, and airports. But 2019 looks like it will finally be the year that the new businesses gain nearly equal importance to the old ones.

9 months ago

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport's latest earnings report is a chance to judge its performance since it went public in 2014. The answer is mixed: The company invested more than its rivals in its airline distribution business, which let it punch above its weight. But not everything on other matters panned out as well as it might have hoped.

9 months ago

Travel Marketers to Favor Facebook and Instagram in 2019

Travel Marketers to Favor Facebook and Instagram in 2019

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's well-known that Facebook and its sister brand Instagram have become hugely appealing destinations for marketers to spend money. But a global survey by travel tech firm Sojern suggests that a lot of trial-and-error is still going on as marketers attempt to master new tools.

9 months ago

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A year ago the U.S. changed its corporate tax law. A look at the impact on travel tech giant Sabre may show, by example, the benefits to many U.S. businesses broadly. The reform appeared to give the company added financial flexibility in 2018.

9 months ago