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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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Go-Jek Gets Investment From Visa to Expand Digital Payments in Southeast Asia

Go-Jek drivers in Jakarta Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg Skift Take: It’s no secret that Go-Jek is keen to be Southeast Asia’s answer to China’s WeChat. Its move to expand digital payments will be a key step to gain dominance in the region. — Rosie Spinks Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Booking Holdings and Uber are among travel and transportation companies backing a new cryptocurrency from Facebook. Bloomberg Skift Take: Booking Holdings wants to be an innovator and supporter of alternative payments systems given its presence in emerging markets, especially in Asia. So it is understandable that Booking would want to be a first mover in […]