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Global Travelers Are Embracing Alternative Payment Methods

Global Travelers Are Embracing Alternative Payment Methods

worldpay + Skift

Global travelers are embracing alternative payment methods more than ever before. Now it’s time for travel industry providers to do the same.

2 months ago

Three Digital Commerce Strategy Reports You May Have Missed

Three Digital Commerce Strategy Reports You May Have Missed

Dave Montali, Skift

How and where travel brands connect with the new experiential consumer will continue to evolve and shift along these three critical axes: Digital payments, mobile booking, and travel ad tech. Those that push beyond the best practices will take the most risk, but stand to gain the biggest reward.

3 months ago

New Skift Trends Report: Digital Payments in Travel 2016

New Skift Trends Report: Digital Payments in Travel 2016

Luke Bujarski, Skift

The global digital payments ecosystem is undergoing a rapid and monumental shift; smart travel brands need to stay on top of the shifts in how we pay for goods and services.

5 months ago

Strong Dollar Isn’t Influencing Habitual Non-Travelers to Visit Europe

Strong Dollar Isn’t Influencing Habitual Non-Travelers to Visit Europe

Dan Peltier, Skift

The stronger dollar by itself won't suddenly compel the people who've never been abroad to take a foreign trip this year, but for the travelers who have been overseas before, this only fuels an oncoming spending spree.

2 years ago

HomeAway Has New Plan to Force Vacation Rental Owners to Accept Online Bookings

HomeAway Has New Plan to Force Vacation Rental Owners to Accept Online Bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Many vacation rental owners are not going to be happy about HomeAway's online booking push -- but it is in the best interest of travelers and HomeAway's shareholders are going to back the move, as well.

2 years ago

Skift Forum Video: MasterCard’s CMO on the Future of Seamless Payments

Skift Forum Video: MasterCard’s CMO on the Future of Seamless Payments

Jason Clampet, Skift

MasterCard and its credit card rivals can maintain their edge over insurgent payment systems only if they keep their focus on the consumer rather than what they can get out of the consumer.

2 years ago

How Uber Overcame India’s Credit Card Rules to Build Its Second Largest Market

How Uber Overcame India’s Credit Card Rules to Build Its Second Largest Market

Shelly Walia, Quartz

Uber's ability and willingness to customize its product for each market is what's allowed the tech company to acquire users and overcomes legal challenges for global growth.

2 years ago

Half of U.S. Credit Card Readers to Process Chip Technology by 2015

Half of U.S. Credit Card Readers to Process Chip Technology by 2015

Elizabeth Dexheimer, Bloomberg

U.S. credit card companies should have introduced chip-and-pin technology a decade ago. Their tardiness is punctuated by consumers' growing interest in mobile payment technology.

2 years ago

Skift Global Forum: MasterCard CMO on Future of Experiential Travel

Skift Global Forum: MasterCard CMO on Future of Experiential Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The local and experiential trend in travel -- you know, the kind of trips that millennials are said to be in love with -- has gotten to the point that MasterCard and others are curating and offering these escapes for their customers. It is a natural fit as travelers knock off cities on their bucket lists, using their credit and debit cards.

2 years ago

Payment Provider for Uber, Airbnb in Talks to Integrate Bitcoin

Payment Provider for Uber, Airbnb in Talks to Integrate Bitcoin

Olga Kharif , Bloomberg

Braintree's integration of bitcoin would give millions of travelers the ability to pay for popular travel services in a whole new way while also speeding up talks among more traditional travel players still cautious about accepting the new form of payment.

2 years ago

SeaWorld Now Allows Visitors to Pay for Food, Gifts Via App

SeaWorld Now Allows Visitors to Pay for Food, Gifts Via App

Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel

Disney's theme parks led the way for mobile payments with the MagicBand and other attractions are now following suit in answering consumers' demand for faster, easier payments that could ultimately increase sales.

2 years ago

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Many travelers are already unknowingly sharing data on the road so taking control of that data and maximizing its benefit is a smart move that will gain popularity as mobile, data-informed planning become easier to access and understand.

2 years ago