Payments

Payments app Klarna enters travel with Inspirock acquisition
News / Technology
Payments app Klarna enters travel with Inspirock acquisition
By Jill Menze | October 25, 2021
Using Inspirock's technology, Klarna will enable its customers to buy now and pay later for travel. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 15, 2021
Legacy systems built on client-server architecture lack the efficiency and scalability now available in more modern technology.      Read More
TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
News / Online
TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 13, 2021
 The funding comes less than nine months after TripActions' Series E round of $155 million in January. Read More
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News / Technology
AirAsia to require vaccine, check-in via app only
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2021
Along with a vaccine requirement, the low-cost carrier is now requiring passengers to check in via the AirAsia Super App. Read More
VIDEO: Using travel payments to gain loyalty and increase conversions
News / Technology
VIDEO: Using travel payments to gain loyalty and increase conversions
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2021
Refunds and chargebacks have exploded during the pandemic, causing cash flow challenges for online travel intermediaries. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor revamps Plus, shifts discounts to cash-back
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2021
Just three months after launching in the U.S., Tripadvisor is shifting its primary benefit for Plus subscribers from discounts at booking to cash-back at check-in.  Read More
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
Opinion / Online
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
By Joshua Ng - Alton Aviation Consultancy | September 21, 2021
As a result of the pandemic, airline apps are on the rise, changing the dynamic of airline-passenger interactions. Read More
Voxel acquires Troovo to boost B2B payments platform
News / Technology
Voxel acquires Troovo to boost B2B payments platform
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2021
Voxel aquisition of Troovo’s gives it GDS connectivity as well as a decision engine, which optimizes payments. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
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News / Online
UATP partners with BitPay to enable cryptocurrency payments for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | September 8, 2021
UATP merchants will be able to accept payment in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethererum, Litecoin and six other popular cryptocurrencies. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and NDC.   Read More
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
News / Technology
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2021
Some believe cryptocurrencies have many applications in travel and their use could potentially aid the industry's recovery as well as setting it up for a better future. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Airlines' COVID payment challenges as a catalyst for innovation
By Stephane Druet - CellPoint Digital | August 13, 2021
The pandemic has put excess stress on systems which, in many cases, were already outdated, highlighting the need for innovation and automation in payments processes. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Maintaining trust in shopping and booking travel
By PhocusWire | August 9, 2021
Travel companies have a golden opportunity to rebuild confidence by building trust in their payment processes. Read More