Forget tech - Hoteliers are struggling with the law
Forget tech - Hoteliers are struggling with the law
By Renee Robbie - SiteMinder  | July 8, 2019
This September, another European standard known as PSD2 (the second Payment Services Directive) and requiring Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will come into play, changing online payments as we... Read More
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ConnexPay 7 million series a
Travel payment startup ConnexPay raises $7M Series A round
By Mitra Sorrells | June 28, 2019
Travel payment solution provider ConnexPay has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by BIP Capital. Read More
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Flywire payment complexities tours and activities
Q&A: Payment complexities in the growing tours and activities sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 28, 2019
Flywire's Colyn Smyth discusses some of the challenges related to payments in the tours and activities space. Read More
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Grab helps with $8M investment in Splyt to expand partnership globally
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2019
Grab and Splyt say their shared vision is for travelers not to have to download local transportation apps or fall back on hailing taxis. Read More
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Q&A: How an emerging market online travel agency facilitates payments - offline
Q&A: How an emerging market online travel agency facilitates payments - offline
By Jill Menze | June 26, 2019
One of Flymya's biggest hurdles is payments: Only 2% of the population has a credit or debit card, plus money can’t be transferred electronically between banks - meaning the company must employ a... Read More
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Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2019
In part four of our payments month them we talk to investors and entrepreneurs about the challenges and opportunities for startups in this space. Read More
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Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
By Voyager HQ  | June 20, 2019
The in-destination segment - worth an estimated $150 billion - continues to capture its fair share of attention in the broader travel industry. But it is evolving fast. Read More
Opinion | Online
Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2019
Mastercard has released an experiences skill for smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Read More
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Payments month part 3 virtual cards
Travel payments, part 3: Virtual payment tech and its impact on business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2019
For part three in our payments month series we take a look at virtual card payments and how they're used in business travel. Read More
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Worldpay Helldorff payment challenges trends
Q&A: Worldpay's Thomas Helldorff on challenges, trends and predictions for travel payments
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2019
Worldpay's vice president of vertical strategy for travel and airlines shares his thoughts on the role of mobile and alternative payments, how payment systems can drive conversions and much... Read More
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Bitcoin continues to be on a slow burn as payment option in travel
By Linda Fox | June 12, 2019
Can Bitcoin gain real traction in travel payments as it's explored by new segments? Read More
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Alipay European e-wallet partnership
Alipay partners with European e-wallets to promote QR-code payments
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2019
Alipay and six European digital wallet companies are partnering to create a QR-code payment option that works across all platforms. Read More
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Aviation innovation: Insider perspectives on where the industry goes next
By Voyager HQ  | June 10, 2019
Voyager HQ asked individual table moderators from this year’s summit to share some of the most compelling conversations and useful tidbits from their tables and from the day as a whole. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Payments month part 2 fraud
Travel payments, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2019
For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them. Read More
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Alipay partners with Splyt to bring ride-hailing to Chinese tourists
Alipay partners with Splyt to bring ride-hailing to Chinese tourists
By Jill Menze | June 5, 2019
The integration will allow Chinese tourists to hail taxis from local transportation providers through Alipay, eliminating the need to download a new app while traveling overseas. Read More
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Avis adds payment splitting in app
Avis courts bleisure travelers with new payment-splitting option
By Mitra Sorrells | June 5, 2019
Avis Car Rental's new "Split My Bill" features makes it easier for travelers to divide business and leisure charges to separate payment types. Read More
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VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2019
Welcome to a new era of low-cost billing and payment in travel thanks to distributed ledger technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
Corporate Traveller claims there is demand for business trips in Bitcoin
Corporate Traveller claims there is demand for business trips in Bitcoin
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2019
U.K. travel management company Corporate Traveller says customers, particularly in fintech, want to pay using cryptocurrency. Read More
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Payments month part 1 alternative payments
Travel payments, part 1: Beyond credit cards and cash
By Mitra Sorrells | June 3, 2019
We begin our month-long series on travel payments with a look at some of the options for paying without cash or a traditional credit card. Read More
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