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Skift Tech Forum Video: Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel’s Frictionless Future

Skift Take: A smart payments strategy sits at the heart of any successful travel business. But too many companies take this hidden infrastructure for granted in their decision-making. In this conversation with executives from Visa, we get a better sense of the evolving role that payments technology plays in today’s frictionless travel experience. — SkiftX […]

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Skift Tech Forum Video: Loyalty Rewarded — Using Personalization to Deliver a More Human Customer Experience

Skift Take: There’s no question that customer and company definitions of loyalty are undergoing a fundamental shift in the travel industry, with personalized products and experiences playing an ever-more important role. In this session from Skift Tech Forum 2019 we learn more about how the concept of loyalty will evolve in the years ahead. — […]

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Royal Thai cuisine in Thailand

When King Rama X took the throne this past May, it was Thailand’s first coronation in nearly 70 years. The country and its subjects were awash in yellow (the decreed color) and paid homage with banners, portraits, and monuments to King Maha Vajiralongkorn in the months leading up to the grand event. With the excitement […]

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Where to see New Zealand wildlife

Third eyes. Birds with a taste for ovine flesh. Lost creatures rediscovered. Wildlife in New Zealand can be adorable, wacky, heroic, and, often, all three at once. From forest floors and soaring alpine skies to cavernous fjords and coastal waters, an assortment of habitats have spawned one-of-a-kind species — though their well-being is strained by […]