Articles tagged “Mastercard”

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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 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

8 months 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.

9 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

4 Charts Showing Which African Cities Have Greatest Growth Potential

4 Charts Showing Which African Cities Have Greatest Growth Potential

Dan Peltier, Skift

Cities are the future of travel and if Africa wants to expand its offerings beyond safaris, beaches or Ancient Egyptian temples, it'll need to build its cities as gateways that travelers feel comfortable and excited about visiting.

2 years ago

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Video: Mastercard’s CPO on How Cities Are Shaping the Travel Industry

Video: Mastercard’s CPO on How Cities Are Shaping the Travel Industry

Mastercard + Skift

CPO Craig Vosburg of MasterCard talks about the trends that are shaping the future of cities.

2 years ago