Articles tagged “Mastercard”

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings wants to be an innovator and supporter of alternative payments systems given its presence in emerging markets, especially in Asia. So it is understandable that Booking would want to be a first mover in Facebook's digital currency effort, regardless of how it eventually turns out.

3 months ago

Kingdom’s Retail Queen Lays Out Thai Tourism Truths That Others Only Whisper

Kingdom’s Retail Queen Lays Out Thai Tourism Truths That Others Only Whisper

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It takes a retail personality to air the dirty laundry of Thai tourism. No one will be offended; it’s all an open secret. Supaluck Umpujh, at least, is doing something about it, partnering with AEG to make Thailand a regional entertainment hub.

8 months ago

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How Mastercard Is Upping the Travel Industry’s Data Game

How Mastercard Is Upping the Travel Industry’s Data Game

SkiftX

Combining their insights on consumer spending trends and strong connections to vendors around the world, Mastercard has the unparalleled ability to help companies across the travel landscape harness insights and embrace challenges to enhance their businesses.

9 months ago

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

Grant Martin, Skift

Mastercard is launching new best rate and service guarantees, which should help woo some travel-focused customers away from American Express.

11 months ago

Mastercard Profit Rises Due to International Travel Spending

Mastercard Profit Rises Due to International Travel Spending

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Lower fees and sweetened rewards? That might actually resonate with some travelers who suffer from loyalty program fatigue.

1 year ago

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Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Mastercard + Skift

The rise of the On-Demand Economy, where goods and services are only a click away, has fundamentally changed the expectations of the modern consumer: we're now used to getting whatever we want whenever we want it and without friction.

2 years ago

U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

Dan Peltier, Skift

Muslim travelers are one of the largest visitor markets for the U.S. but few brands are marketing to them and taking their needs into account. U.S. travel and airline laptop bans create confusion and mixed messages.

2 years ago

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

China's neighbors stand to benefit most from hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists. But as the past few months have shown, Chinese demand can shift rapidly and drastically impact local tourism economies in the process.

2 years ago

Mastercard Customers Can Soon Make Phone Payments at Bars and Restaurants

Mastercard Customers Can Soon Make Phone Payments at Bars and Restaurants

Ken Sweet, Associated Press

There are probably bigger annoyances than mistakenly leaving your credit card at a bar after closing time. But it's not pleasant, and it's nice to see Mastercard doing something to alleviate the issue.

3 years ago

Mastercard Could Share Your Height and Weight With Airlines, But Will It?

Mastercard Could Share Your Height and Weight With Airlines, But Will It?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, this seems like a potential invasion of privacy, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The chances of airlines adopting this technology are low.

3 years ago

Five of the Most Creative Airline Patents from 2016

Five of the Most Creative Airline Patents from 2016

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines and suppliers can't innovative? Every year, they file for many unusual patents to protect their intellectual property. The problem? Most of the ideas never hit the market.

3 years ago

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Mastercard SVP: The Convergence of Payments and Messaging

Mastercard SVP: The Convergence of Payments and Messaging

Mastercard + Skift

We spoke with MasterCard SVP, Global Merchant Development Catharina Eklof about her experience at Skift Global Forum, Mastercard's evolution from payment provider to technology leader, and the eventual convergence of messaging and payments.

3 years ago