European Travel Companies Braced For PSD2

The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is set to be transposed into national law by EU member states on January 13th 2018. What does this mean for travel companies operating in the EU? What is PSD2? According to Payments UK, the trade association for the payments industry in the UK, PSD2 is a fundamental piece… Read more »

Online, Offline, Mobile: Where are US Travelers Booking?

WEX Travel

Are more US travelers booking online? Using mobile devices? It depends. Age and frequency of travel make a difference. Last year, Boomers travelled more than other age groups, and desktop/laptop bookings saw a slightly greater increase than mobile as a result. Overall, US online bookings aren’t expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the… Read more »

Three Ways Corporate Travel is Learning from Leisure Travel Technology

Corporate Travel

Corporate travel, at least until recently, has not been known for its innovative technology. While the leisure travel industry has rapidly evolved to make booking travel easy and seamless, corporate travel has lagged behind. As the travel technology gap continues to widen, the result has been that business travelers skirt the established rules and tools… Read more »

OTAs vs. Direct Booking: Rivals or Competitive Teammates?

Online Booking

It’s an interesting time for hotel chains and online travel agencies (OTAs). Sizable marketing campaigns and enhanced reward programs from Hilton, Marriott and others are designed to get travelers to direct book. OTA loyalty programs, such as Expedia+ and Priceline Rewards TM Visa ® card, offer travellers numerous benefits for not booking direct. While each… Read more »

Domestic and International Visits to The UK On The Rise

UK

According to the latest report from the UK’s ONS (Office of National Statistics) vacations to the UK are on the rise with visits from international travelers up by 22% in April this year compared to the same time in 2016, so why are more of us heading to Britain? The research shows that the number… Read more »