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Articles tagged “payments”

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Business Travel

Skift Global Forum: MasterCard CMO on Future of Experiential Travel

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.

Skift Global Forum: MasterCard CMO on Future of Experiential Travel

Online Travel

Payment Provider for Uber, Airbnb in Talks to Integrate Bitcoin

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.

Payment Provider for Uber, Airbnb in Talks to Integrate Bitcoin

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

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.

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

Media and PR

American Express Is Rewarding Points for Uber Rides

American Express Is Rewarding Points for Uber Rides

Hotels

Wearables Replace Room Keys and Credit Cards at Two Ibiza Hotels

These are among the first hotels to roll out on-site wearable tech and other brands will likely look on with curiosity to see whether or not the bracelets take off among guests.

Wearables Replace Room Keys and Credit Cards at Two Ibiza Hotels