Payments

VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
What is the appeal of buy-now-pay-later for brands? What segments of the industry is it more popular than others? And what effect does it have on the business models of exissting brands? Read More
VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
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VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
By PhocusWire | August 2, 2021
Multi-currency payments; fraud; how many payment methods should you offer – key headaches that need addressing. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Booking.com on overcoming the travel payments mountain
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
During the PhocusWire Pulse: Progress in Travel Payments session, Daniel Marovitz, SVP of booking.com's fintech arm talks about the ambitions for the unit. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
News / Technology
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
By Jill Menze | July 22, 2021
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips and receive 10% instant cash back. Read More
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News / Startups
Bbot lands $15M for hospitality ordering and payment service
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2021
The latest raise brings Bbot's total to just over $22 million following a $4 million investment announced in January this year. Read More
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
Opinion / Technology
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
By Nadav Cornberg - Virdee | July 21, 2021
While a significant move to simplify digital keys, Apple Wallet only solves one part of the complex digital check-in process. Read More
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News / Online
Booking.com aims to remove payment friction through creation of fintech unit
By Linda Fox | July 8, 2021
Booking.com's fintech unit will be based in Amsterdam and Shanghai, with plans for the team to grow to more than 400 this year. Read More
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News / Online
AirAsia boosts super app with acquisition of Gojek operations in Thailand
By Corinne Wan - WebinTravel | July 8, 2021
The purchase is an all-share deal that will see Gojek receive shareholding worth $50 million in the AirAsia super app. Read More
Hotel payments: Is it time for a wake-up call?
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Hotel payments: Is it time for a wake-up call?
By Worldpay by FIS | June 29, 2021
As a hotelier, it's very likely that in recent times you've experienced a sea change in the way travelers want to book, pay for, and ultimately visit hotels. Read More
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News / Distribution
Flexible payment options are boosting traveler confidence
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2021
Travelers could opt for buy-now-pay-later schemes because of the risk of cancellations and painful refund processes. Read More
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News / Technology
Why the travel industry must grasp the digitization of customer behavior
By Linda Fox | June 21, 2021
Customers will increasingly expect a digital experience when they travel again. Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Tashi provides technology for travel marketplaces
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Tashi provides the drag-and-drop tools, integrations and templates to easily create and launch a peer-to-peer travel marketplace.   Read More
Travel payments provider Ixaris acquired by Nium
News / Technology
Travel payments provider Ixaris acquired by Nium
By Kevin May | June 8, 2021
Singapore-based Nium is expected to file to become a publicly listed company in the U.S. over the course of the next 18 months to two years. Read More
Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
News / Technology
Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
By Kevin May | June 3, 2021
VRScheduler is known for its property management tools for vacation rentals, including bookings and distribution through major third parties, payments, forecasting, staff and resource services,... Read More