Mobile payments in travel – what you can hear is the sound of no trend happening
While we may have to wait a while for the winner(s) of the much-heralded mobile wallet wars, the end goal is clear: enable any website or mobile app to pull my preferred payment details (card or otherwise), stored in my phone (or tablet), and let me say yay or nay with a few taps and a swipe (or perhaps just with my fingerprint).
Speaking at a conference earlier this year with some 200 mostly global airlines and hotels in attendance, I did a simple audience poll.
“Do any of your organizations, anywhere in the world, support any mobile-only payment capabilities, such as NFC, a card-swipe service or an account-to-account funds transfer service such as M-Pesa?”
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