Articles tagged “visa”

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

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

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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.

1 month ago

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

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

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

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.

1 month ago

Australia’s Visa Bottleneck Jeopardizes Luring Cricket-Crazed Indians for World Cup Next Year

Australia’s Visa Bottleneck Jeopardizes Luring Cricket-Crazed Indians for World Cup Next Year

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Claims that Indian travel agents are discouraging clients from going to Australia may be overblown. But they do not detract from the key issue: Australia must streamline visa processing better, especially if it wants to attract Indians to the Cricket World Cup 2020.

2 months ago

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 months ago

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Seasonal Work Visa Caps Could Hurt U.S. Vacation Destinations

Jeanna Smialek, Bloomberg

Can the U.S. tourism economy afford to lose access to temporary workers? We'll soon find out.

2 years ago

European Parliament Once Again Pushes Mandatory Visas for U.S. Travelers

European Parliament Once Again Pushes Mandatory Visas for U.S. Travelers

Associated Press

Every year, some European Union members renew their call for a suspension of visa waiver privileges for U.S. travelers. There's no reason, however, to expect the EU to now cave to these demands.

2 years ago

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Has Hit More Roadblocks With The EU

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Has Hit More Roadblocks With The EU

Associated Press

Both Turkey and the EU have a major interest in resolving their impasse over visa-free travel and immigration. That will probably be a formula for compromise between the two parties.

3 years ago

The EU Is Finally Sharing Air Passenger Information to Improve Security

The EU Is Finally Sharing Air Passenger Information to Improve Security

Lorne Cook, Associated Press

This is one of many international security improvements likely to emerge in Europe after the attacks in Paris last month.

4 years ago

U.S. Lawmakers Moving Quickly to Change Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Lawmakers Moving Quickly to Change Visa Waiver Program

Roberta Rampton and Mark Hosenball, Reuters

We'd like to think that these changes will be well thought out, but considering the current political climate we see a hit to tourism instead.

4 years ago

American Visa Waiver Program Is a Security Threat, Says Influential Senator

American Visa Waiver Program Is a Security Threat, Says Influential Senator

Rafat Ali, Skift

The U.S. travel industry has worked very hard in the last few years to help loosen these visa restrictions and will be seething after hearing these remarks from senators, but can do little in face of safety-above-everything strategy the U.S. has followed since 2001.

5 years ago

Philippines Pushes Single-Visa Plan for ASEAN Nations

Philippines Pushes Single-Visa Plan for ASEAN Nations

Amy Remo, Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

The easier the visa regime, the more visitors will come.

5 years ago

6 years ago