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Articles tagged “visa”

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
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Online Travel

Meet 3 Small Businesses Paving the Road to Recovery

This year, Visa committed to digitally enabling 50 million small businesses around the globe in an effort to get local communities back to business in the wake of the pandemic. Here, we profile three businesses that have innovated to survive and thrive, no matter the challenge.

Meet 3 Small Businesses Paving the Road to Recovery
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SkiftX

Skift Global Forum Video: Why Small Businesses Are Essential to Tourism’s Recovery

In this video conversation from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Suzan Kereere, Global Head of Merchant Sales and Acquiring, Visa and Carolyn Kremins, President at Skift, about why small businesses are essential to the travel industry.

Skift Global Forum Video: Why Small Businesses Are Essential to Tourism’s Recovery
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Online Travel

Travel Leaders Recount Their Most Memorable Purchases Abroad In This New Skift Interview Series

We asked industry leaders to reflect on the positive impacts of spending locally through their most memorable purchases while traveling.

Travel Leaders Recount Their Most Memorable Purchases Abroad In This New Skift Interview Series

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

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.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Credit Cards Make Headway in Myanmar, But Tourists Still Need Cash

Even where credit card machines are present, there is no guarantee that they'll work. The seemingly antiquated method of travel payments is one of the more evident examples of how unprepared Myanmar is groping to deal with an influx of visitors.

Credit Cards Make Headway in Myanmar, But Tourists Still Need Cash

Airlines

The new American Airlines wants a branded credit card for post-merger loyalty

Loyalty points are a currency all on their own, so expect the new American to to flex its muscles with banks now that it's the world's largest airline.

The new American Airlines wants a branded credit card for post-merger loyalty