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Airbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge servicesAirbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge services
Airbnb is renaming its luxury tier of properties as Airbnb Luxe and is providing a dedicated concierge... Read More
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Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startupsTravel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
In part four of our payments month them we talk to investors and entrepreneurs about the challenges... Read More
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Cendyn Accel-KKR investmentCendyn eyes growth and acquisitions, transitions leadership with Accel-KKR investment
The hospitality tech supplier is making plans to grow on the heels of an equity investment from... Read More
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Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by AmazonHotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
Hotels can fend off threats from outside by adopting a retailing mindset and using tech that supports... Read More
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GuestReady series A fundingGuestReady eyes future acquisitions with new $6M Series A funding
GuestReady is planning future expansion boosted by a new investment of $6 million.... Read More
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Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?
In recent years, new options for on-demand, personalized meals have emerged – initially disrupting the... Read More
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Payments month part 3 virtual cardsTravel payments, part 3: Virtual payment tech and its impact on business travel
For part three in our payments month series we take a look at virtual card payments and how they're... Read More
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Worldpay Helldorff payment challenges trendsQ&A: Worldpay's Thomas Helldorff on challenges, trends and predictions for travel payments
Worldpay's vice president of vertical strategy for travel and airlines shares his thoughts... Read More
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TripActions United NDC integrationTripActions launches NDC platform in partnership with United Airlines
The business travel platform is launching an end-to-end flight shopping and booking experience... Read More
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Alipay European e-wallet partnershipAlipay partners with European e-wallets to promote QR-code payments
Alipay and six European digital wallet companies are partnering to create a QR-code payment option... Read More
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Payments month part 2 fraudTravel payments, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine... Read More
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Nordic Choice on Google Amazon using blockchainWill Google and Amazon embrace a blockchain travel marketplace?
Nordic Choice Hotels’ director of future business, Christian Lundén, says blockchain has the potential... Read More
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Grab and Splyt say their shared vision is for travelers not to have to download local transportation... Read More
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Q&A: How an emerging market online travel agency facilitates payments - offline
June 26, 2019
Q&A: How an emerging market online travel agency facilitates payments - offline
One of Flymya's biggest hurdles is payments: Only 2% of the population has a credit or debit card,... Read More