Articles tagged “visa”

Tourism

Mastercard Warns Inflation May Soon Slow the Travel Spending Bonanza

The payment network saw cross-border volumes jump 58 percent in its second quarter, but don't expect the spending surge to carry on.

Mastercard Warns Inflation May Soon Slow the Travel Spending Bonanza

Travel Technology

Kenya’s Cashless Tourism Still Trailing Larger Digital Payment Success

Kenya is a prime example of how far cashless economies need to go, especially for tourism. The country's successes will need to be measured against the challenges.

Kenya’s Cashless Tourism Still Trailing Larger Digital Payment Success

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

Daily Podcast: Mastercard’s Travel Optimism

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, January 31, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Mastercard’s Travel Optimism

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

Business Travel

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth

These startups are taking aim at the travel industry’s legacy payment systems, which Omicron will be putting to the test again this winter.

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth

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

Business Travel

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel

Payment technology has never been the most exciting part of the travel industry, but agencies that don't offer expense solutions could lose out as companies restart their travel programs.

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel

Online Travel

Skift Tech Forum Video: Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel’s Frictionless Future

A smart payments strategy sits at the heart of any successful travel business. But too many companies take this hidden infrastructure for granted in their decision-making. In this conversation with executives from Visa, we get a better sense of the evolving role that payments technology plays in today’s frictionless travel experience.

Skift Tech Forum Video: Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel’s Frictionless Future

Online Travel

Go-Jek Gets Investment From Visa to Expand Digital Payments in Southeast Asia

It's no secret that Go-Jek is keen to be Southeast Asia's answer to China's WeChat. Its move to expand digital payments will be a key step to gain dominance in the region.

Go-Jek Gets Investment From Visa to Expand Digital Payments in Southeast Asia