Payments


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Travel spending in the U.S. ticks up, led by alternative lodging
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2020
Cardlytics, a platform that says it has insight into half of all U.S. card swipes, says travel spending is rebounding after bottoming out in April. Read More
News | Online
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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment flexibility via a standard. Read More
News | Technology
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TripActions finds opportunity in crisis, adds $125M in new funding and 265 new customers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2020
TripActions has raised $125 million in new funding as it focuses on expanding globally and building its payment product. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Interview | Startups
Fly Now Pay Later raises £35 million to bring travelers flexible payment options
Fly Now Pay Later raises £35 million to bring travelers flexible payment options
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2020
The British travel payment startup believes the need for its services will increase once travel restrictions ease. Read More
News | Technology
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WEX cancels plan to purchase eNett and Optal
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2020
WEX is walking away from its planned purchase of eNett and Optal, citing the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus as the reason. Read More
News | Technology
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Futurestay announces $2.4M venture round, plans for "runway into 2022"
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2020
Short-term vacation rental technology provider Futurestay has raised $2.4 million in a venture round. Read More
News | Startups
The coronavirus-triggered changes coming to travel payments
The coronavirus-triggered changes coming to travel payments
By Bob Kaufman - ConnexPay  | April 27, 2020
There are numerous issues in travel payments that must be addressed to not only to restore consumers’ confidence and trust, but also to reduce risk and improve efficiencies for travel agencies, tour... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Travel intermediaries look to regulators for help with airline refunds
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2020
ECTAA, a body representing European agents and operators, is urging the European Commission to take action on airlines not refunding tickets. Read More
News | Distribution
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Poor payment experience determines choice of travel provider
By Linda Fox | March 11, 2020
A study from Amadeus highlights how the payment process continues to cause friction for travelers. Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR ALERT! How virtual payments are changing the travel landscape
WEBINAR ALERT! How virtual payments are changing the travel landscape
By PhocusWire | March 6, 2020
Join us to understand how virtual payment solutions are changing this landscape and providing more flexible opportunities across the travel ecosystem, such as improving cash flow, increasing... Read More
News | Technology
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American Express GBT unveils unified accommodation platform
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2020
The travel management company aims to curb rogue hotel spend with the launch of its Rest Assured Solutions technology. Read More
News | Technology
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Grab raises $856M to grow financial services, digital payments in Southeast Asia
By Steven Lerner | February 25, 2020
Super app Grab has secured a pair of investments totaling $856 million, fueling the so-called decacorn’s latest amplification into financial services and digital payments. Read More
News | Technology
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TripActions launches payment service that connects to travel plans and policies
By Mitra Sorrells | February 25, 2020
TripActions Liquid is the company’s new platform that provides both virtual and physical payment cards and is linked to TripActions’ travel system to streamline compliance, reconciliation and reporting. Read More
News | Online
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Accor talks up loyalty deals, seeks new partners for some business elements
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2020
Accor highlights big plans for loyalty partners as it announces full-year results for 2019. Read More
News | Distribution
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