Articles tagged “creditcard”

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

American Express Beats Out Citigroup as Hilton’s Exclusive Loyalty Credit Card Provider

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

We're pretty sure AmEx is breathing a huge sigh of relief today, especially after losing its co-branded cards with JetBlue and Costco in recent years, and potentially losing Starwood Preferred Guest following the integration of Marriott and Starwood's loyalty programs.

1 year ago

It just got easier for tourists to swipe their Visa, MasterCards in Myanmar

It just got easier for tourists to swipe their Visa, MasterCards in Myanmar

Aung Hla Tun, Reuters

The U.S. nod of approval adds to Myanmar’s legitimacy on international playing field, but a rush to do business might overshadow injustices still very present in the country.

5 years ago

Tourism to Vatican City still in the dark ages with visitors unable to use credit cards

Tourism to Vatican City still in the dark ages with visitors unable to use credit cards

Frances D'Emilio , Associated Press

The Vatican is sure to move quickly to comply with the EU’s anti-laundering rules in order to provide electronic payments, but will likely take a small hit in tourism income in the meantime.

6 years ago

Australian bank helps tour operators prepare for Chinese visitors and credit cards

Australian bank helps tour operators prepare for Chinese visitors and credit cards

Every country is attempting to lure a lucrative and growing population of Chinese tourists, but details like Mandarin-speaking staff and the ability to accept Chinese payments are needed to turn their presence into profit.

6 years ago

Hoteliers are puzzled by how to do deal with multinational online payments

A prepaid model or third-party booking engine has emerged as possible alternatives for hotels looking to streamline their online payment process for all potential guests.

6 years ago

American Express introduces its prepaid travel cards to India

Business travelers are the most common users of prepaid travel cards, but the perks and discounts associated with the AmEx travel card is predicted to increase its popularity among leisure travelers and students in India.

6 years ago

UK consumers may no longer be charged high fees to pay with credit cards

David Millward, The Daily Telegraph

There's a difference between breaking up costs to keep prices lower for consumers and adding them back in as exorbitant fees to gouge them as many operators have done with credit card fees.

6 years ago

US Airways wants you to spend more money during its flights

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Offering miles for in-flight purchases seems like more obvious incentive than one-tap credit card transactions for airlines hoping to sell more event tickets and travel deals to travelers halfway to their destinations.

6 years ago

Kayak responds to privacy breach by saying everything is OK

The fact that it was a curious customer rather than a determined hacker that discovered speaks to sloppiness on the part of the aggregator.

6 years ago