Articles tagged “Mastercard”

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.

1 week 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.

6 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The Asia-Pacific region is continues to grow as a powerhouse of international travel destinations. But the global cities enjoying the most spending from international travelers remain the usual suspects.

2 years ago

5 Charts Showing Challenges Faced by Muslim Travelers Around the World

5 Charts Showing Challenges Faced by Muslim Travelers Around the World

Dan Peltier, Skift

These data points outlining massive amounts of visitor arrivals and spending should be enough to convince travel brands that the time has come to show these travelers that they matter.

3 years ago

5 Charts Showing the Rise in International Arrivals to Asia-Pacific Destinations

5 Charts Showing the Rise in International Arrivals to Asia-Pacific Destinations

Dan Peltier, Skift

The power of the outbound Chinese traveler should not be underestimated.

3 years ago