Articles tagged “credit cards”

Business Travel

Chase to Launch Consumer Travel Portal; Claims Top 5 U.S. Travel Provider With $8 Billion in Sales

Chase is doubling down on travel as an aspirational commerce category for its customers, with giant numbers to back up its ambitions. Expect some more travel M&A by these banks.

Chase to Launch Consumer Travel Portal; Claims Top 5 U.S. Travel Provider With $8 Billion in Sales

Tourism

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Bars, nightclubs, theme parks and museums will be the winners this summer. The "experience economy" is back.

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Airlines

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

While the travel industry was on its knees, travel loyalty programs continued to grow. But the pandemic has changed the travel industry, and loyalty programs need to follow suit.

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

Hotels

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Selina's launch of a loyalty card will be eyed by other emerging brands in travel lodging. Its choices in marketing the card to early-career travelers will be watched by all hoteliers coveting that segment.

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Business Travel

Amex: Restaurants Are Biggest Part of Travel and Entertainment

Millennium and Gen Z cardholders spent way more on their American Express cards in the third quarter than they did during the same period in pre-Covid 2019. Surviving restaurants, many of which were left for dead in 2019, are one of the beneficiaries.

Amex: Restaurants Are Biggest Part of Travel and Entertainment

Hotels

How Digitization Is Changing the Hotel Payment Landscape: New Skift Research

Hotels need to be where the consumers are. Offering digital and alternative payment options is key to benefitting from current trends, and this means working with fintech players that are able to offer these services by integrating into hotel tech systems.

How Digitization Is Changing the Hotel Payment Landscape: New Skift Research

Hotels

Why Hotels Need to Make Payment Tech a Priority: New Skift Research

Most hoteliers would rather not think about their payment tech, as long as it works. But payment habits are changing, and so is payment tech. Hoteliers — and hotel tech vendors and investors — will want to be on top of these changes, especially now that revenues are suppressed.

Why Hotels Need to Make Payment Tech a Priority: New Skift Research

Business Travel

Expense Startup Raises $300 Million to Target Remote Workers Doing Less Travel

Ramp is yet another fintech newcomer that plans on disrupting corporate travel and expenses. Is its automated twist enough to help it stand out in a saturated market?

Expense Startup Raises $300 Million to Target Remote Workers Doing Less Travel

Online Travel

Priceline Extends Fintech Capabilities to the U.S. Military in Expanded Partnership

While travel management companies have battled over the years for government travel contracts, Priceline seems to have found a solid niche in a less lucrative leisure travel business for members of the U.S. military and their families. Priceline isn't looking for a big return from the effort while executives and employees feel proud to be a part of it.

Priceline Extends Fintech Capabilities to the U.S. Military in Expanded Partnership

Online Travel

Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game

Bookings Holdings Fintech boss Daniel Marovitz says payments is arguably the world's largest industry. Across the online travel universe, look for payments to eventually become a line item — and very material to companies' financials.

Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game