Articles tagged “apple pay”

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.

11 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

Consumer adoption of new payment methods and devices for settling purchases is the main driver of adoption by companies. Yet travel companies can gain a valuable competitive advantage by predicting trends in payments and making payments as easy as possible for everyone.

3 years ago

Corporate Travel Struggling to Implement Mobile and Virtual Payments

Corporate Travel Struggling to Implement Mobile and Virtual Payments

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The way that hotel stays are booked, especially in Europe, could make it hard for digital innovations like virtual cards and mobile payments to ever really catch on in corporate travel.

4 years ago

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's contact-less payments system is already embraced by many international travelers who want to quickly get where they're going. It doesn't make sense for travelers to buy a card they may only need a few times and tapping credit cards and Apple Pay on card readers solves this problem.

4 years ago

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Mobile Booking 2016

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Mobile Booking 2016

Todd Wasserman, Skift

An in-depth look at the trends that are driving booking via smartphones and tablets, the challenges holding the market back, and strategies for businesses in the travel and hospitality industries.

4 years ago

Digital Wallets in Business Travel Starting to Make Road Warriors’ Wish Lists

Digital Wallets in Business Travel Starting to Make Road Warriors’ Wish Lists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mobile is everything in Latin America, even more so than the U.S., so travelers in Brazil and Mexico are more receptive to using digital payment features than their peers in the U.S.

5 years ago

JetBlue Embraces Apple Pay for In-Flight Food and Upgrade Purchases

JetBlue Embraces Apple Pay for In-Flight Food and Upgrade Purchases

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We sure are glad the the FCC gave the go-ahead for passengers to turn on their phones in-flight. No more having to fumble for credit cards with Apple Pay on JetBlue flights. Google Wallet, though, appears to be missing in action.

5 years ago

Apple Pay Will Become a Standard Option for Travel Brands

Apple Pay Will Become a Standard Option for Travel Brands

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's no longer enough for a travel brand to have an app and hope that convenience alone will lead to a booking. By not needing to input a credit card number to make a transaction, the freedom to make that last-minute booking just got expanded.

5 years ago