Articles tagged “mobile payments”

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Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

We've seen budget airlines foist a lot of memorable fees on travelers, but we did a double take over this higher fee for using an ad blocker.

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

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What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Trump's ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could cause real harm to some U.S. travel organizations.

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

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Payments Firm for Airport Luxury Goods Shops Could Sell for $2.6 Billion

Global Blue helps luxury goods shops at airports process purchases by international travelers. Private equity firm Silver Lake's attempted sale of it looks likely soon.

Payments Firm for Airport Luxury Goods Shops Could Sell for $2.6 Billion

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The Travel Sector Is Retooling Back-Office Payments in Response to the Crisis

The travel sector's slo-mo refund process has infuriated everyone. So the crisis is upending the dull business of how money is sent among travel companies, resellers, tech vendors, and financial institutions.

The Travel Sector Is Retooling Back-Office Payments in Response to the Crisis
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Executive Q&A: Hotels Must Prioritize Payments Now to Stay Ahead in the Future

For many hotels, getting payments right is just another cost, system to integrate, or added complexity to manage. But when done correctly, payments can go beyond simply being used for transactions to better connect the dots between who your guests are and the experiences and services you provide.

Executive Q&A: Hotels Must Prioritize Payments Now to Stay Ahead in the Future

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Travel Megatrends 2020: Travel Payments Find Path to Painless

Global payments technology and rules are changing swiftly, led by seamless innovations in Asia that are making life easier for consumers. Travel companies of all sizes are finally taking action in order to stay competitive.

Travel Megatrends 2020: Travel Payments Find Path to Painless

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Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup

With this deal, Wex now becomes a powerhouse in assisting business-to-business travel payments worldwide. The deal also gives cash to seller Travelport, which might use the money to expand its airline tech offerings.

Wex Buys Enett From Travelport for $1.7 Billion in a Travel Payments Mashup

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Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how to use them to pay for meals, attractions, and tickets whenever they visit Japan. The reason? Swelling Chinese tourism is prompting the country to adopt China’s preferred mobile payment method.

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

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$34 Billion Purchase of Worldpay May Shake Up Travel Payments

Worldpay is of the biggest players in processing cross-border payments, especially for travel companies. Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) will buy Worldpay in a $34 billion deal that will be one of the largest transactions yet in the fast-consolidating payments sector. But if the merger distracts Worldpay from expanding in emerging markets, rivals might steal share.

$34 Billion Purchase of Worldpay May Shake Up Travel Payments

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WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

Maybe WeChat Pay will change its mind about how far it can reach globally, especially if, as the writer posits, "one day, chat plus wallet will be as obvious a combination as mobile phone plus camera."

WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

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Alipay Steps Up Push to Cater to Chinese Travelers in the U.S.

The phrase "cash is king" is fast becoming outdated as Chinese travelers popularize mobile payment methods like Alipay and Weixin Pay.

Alipay Steps Up Push to Cater to Chinese Travelers in the U.S.

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Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan

Chinese tourists want to use payment methods they're familiar with no matter which country they're traveling in. Japan would do well to accept that foreign competition would be good for tourism and spending.

Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan