Articles tagged “Mastercard”

Tourism

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Bars, nightclubs, theme parks and museums will be the winners this summer. The "experience economy" is back.

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Hotels

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Selina's launch of a loyalty card will be eyed by other emerging brands in travel lodging. Its choices in marketing the card to early-career travelers will be watched by all hoteliers coveting that segment.

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Business Travel

American Express, Mastercard and Visa Don’t Agree on Travel’s Recovery Timeline

Wrapping up quarterly results from the three major credit card companies, a clear ramp up is happening in transactions across the travel and entertainment categories, but growth among large corporations and cross-border spending may stall.

American Express, Mastercard and Visa Don’t Agree on Travel’s Recovery Timeline

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

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum 2019: How Mastercard Is Rethinking Loyalty and Innovating with Big Data

Travel brands are using sophisticated data tools and novel customer acquisition strategies to boost revenues and foster deeper engagement with their consumers, according to the latest findings from Mastercard’s data services team.

Skift Global Forum 2019: How Mastercard Is Rethinking Loyalty and Innovating with Big Data

Online Travel

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

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.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Tourism

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

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.

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

Online Travel

How Mastercard Is Upping the Travel Industry’s Data Game

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.

How Mastercard Is Upping the Travel Industry’s Data Game

Hotels

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

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

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

Online Travel

Mastercard Profit Rises Due to International Travel Spending

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

Mastercard Profit Rises Due to International Travel Spending