Articles tagged “digital payments”

Business Travel

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

The inaugural Build In Tulsa Techstars Accelerator has group travel, payments and even networking in its sights as it builds on the Black Wall Street legacy.

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

News Blog

Sabre Buys Payment Tech Firm Conferma Pay in Bet on Virtual Cards for Business Travel

Sabre acquired payments technology vendor Conferma Pay based in the UK, on August 3, the travel tech company confirmed in a statement to Skift. The travel technology company based in Southlake, Texas, didn't reveal deal terms. "Sabre has had a successful partnership with Conferma Pay for many years, and Conferma Pay is the basis upon which…

Travel Technology

Travelers Returning to Latin America Find More Digital Payment Options

Digital payments have grown rapidly in Latin America, where a large percentage of residents have actually never had a bank account. But the systems need to be coordinated for visitors to really cash in on it.

Travelers Returning to Latin America Find More Digital Payment Options

Business Travel

Mastering the Psychology Behind How Guests Want to Pay Hotel Bills

Most pieces of hotel research tend to look at how guests feel about staff service levels, or fluffier stuff like dining and decor, but a new psychological study commissioned by Amadeus reveals the extent to which a brand can be damaged by a poor payment experience.

Mastering the Psychology Behind How Guests Want to Pay Hotel Bills

Travel Technology

Kenya’s Cashless Tourism Still Trailing Larger Digital Payment Success

Kenya is a prime example of how far cashless economies need to go, especially for tourism. The country's successes will need to be measured against the challenges.

Kenya’s Cashless Tourism Still Trailing Larger Digital Payment Success

Tourism

Visit Mexico to Tout Digital Wallet as Unofficial Loyalty Program

It's not obvious the world needs another payment method. But a points-based loyalty program tied to the new debit card may give Visit Mexico a tool to steer travelers to suppliers and locations that most need visitors. The idea is intriguing.

Visit Mexico to Tout Digital Wallet as Unofficial Loyalty Program

Business Travel

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth

These startups are taking aim at the travel industry’s legacy payment systems, which Omicron will be putting to the test again this winter.

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth

Mergers and Acquisitions

Voxel Acquisition Latest Sign of Upheaval in Travel Payments

When they asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he said, "Because that's where the money is." You could say the same thing about why the travel sector has had so much recent merger and investment in back-office travel payments.

Voxel Acquisition Latest Sign of Upheaval in Travel Payments

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