SELLING TRAVEL WHERE CASH IS STILL KING

This article addresses the use of credit cards as payment for air travel. As Internet technologies become increasingly popular and available to consumers, nearly all air carriers offer “ticketless” travel paid for via the Internet. Although travel paid for by credit is mostly only prevalent in cultures where borrowing is acceptable (notably the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore), the rest of the world, including industrialized nations, generally prefer to pay with cash. However, as China is predicted to become the second largest aviation market by 2020, its reticence to accept the credit-driven Internet payment system worries industry analysts. Despite this hurdle, companies are rigorously searching for technologies to accommodate customers, including technologies such as BilltoBill, debit cards, ELV, Bibit Global Payment Services, and many others.

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    • Page range: pp 42, 44
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    Penton Media

    1300 E 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • McDonald, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01007011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:35AM