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Local payment strategy unlocks travel's potential in the Middle East
Local payment strategy unlocks travel's potential in the Middle East
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | April 4, 2019
Three forces – a young demographic, an aspirational market of travellers and strong mobile adoption – illustrate that the future for online and mobile payments is bright in the Middle East. Read More
News | Technology
A simple switch keeps consumers’ credit card numbers safe - and builds loyalty
A simple switch keeps consumers’ credit card numbers safe - and builds loyalty
By Jim Pratt - WEX Corporate Payments  | April 4, 2019
Traditionally, consumer card details have been handed over to a booking agent, then to an airline or a hotel receptionist. Unfortunately, fraudulent activity could happen at any stage. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
VIDEO: TourRadar on raising money and thinking about a big market
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
TourRadar may not perhaps get quite the same level of attention as other consumer-facing players in the tours and activities sector. Read More
News | Online
Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
By Lennart Dobravsky - Lufthansa Innovation Hub  | March 20, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub used AI to analyze the major themes discussed by Wall Street and top management executives of five major airlines during earnings calls between 2015 and 2018. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
News | Distribution
Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
By Mohan Subramaniam and Raj Rajgopal - Sloan MIT  | February 26, 2019
Recent events in the Chinese banking industry to highlight how these massive digital newcomers gain powerful consumer experience insights from their digital ecosystems and how this changed the nature of... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
By Kevin May | February 22, 2019
Travelport passed the $2.5 billion annual revenue mark for the first time in its history during 2018. But it will soon head back to the land of private equity ownership. Read More
News | Distribution
Solutions for your mobile payment journey
Solutions for your mobile payment journey
By Worldpay  | February 21, 2019
With the massive shift of people using mobile phones, travel companies should look to offer a seamless user experience and provide customers with a simple and secure payment journey. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union. Read More
Interview | Startups
TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results. Read More
News | Online
Expedia earnings full year 2018
Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
News | Online
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series D round. Read More
News | Startups
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Uplift banks $123M round to expand travel payment service on multiple fronts
By Kevin May | January 23, 2019
A $123 million financing round led by Madrone Capital Partners brings the total invested in the company to around $220 million. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Uplift is the leading provider of flexible, seamless, pay-over-time consumer financing solutions for the travel industry. Read More
Interview | Technology
Halo Travel unveiled to bring booking and payments via voice assistant
Halo Travel unveiled to bring booking and payments via voice assistant
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2019
WEX and AI.io have partnered to launch Halo Travel, a voice-activated travel booking assistant. Read More
News | Technology