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Mastercard at WTTC Global Summit: Partnering for Sustainable Tourism

April 18, 2018 Financial No Comments Email Email

Contributing more than 10 percent to global GDP, travel & tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. While the sector is characterized by its resilience, it faces significant challenges such as digitization, mobility across borders and over-crowding.

Addressing these challenges is too big a task for any single entity. Mastercard has the insights, solutions and scale to help the industry through its transformation – and is partnering with organizations such as the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to advance more connected and more sustainable tourism:

Digitizing travel booking payments to create efficiencies for individual businesses and a more secure and stable environment for the entire industry.
Working with tourism players to explore the use of biometric technologies for more seamless and secure user experiences.
Partnering with over 100 cities to make access to public transport easier through contactless and mobile ticketing.
Helping Destination Marketing Organizations to better understand travelers’ needs.
Working with national and regional governments to ensure communities benefit from tourism, e.g. by expanding access to electronic payment acceptance.
From April 17-19, Mastercard will highlight these themes at the WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, the annual gathering of industry executives and tourism officials:

On April 18, Diana Robino, SVP Enterprise Partnerships, will participate in a panel on “Secure and seamless travel: defining a vision for the future”.
On April 19, Kevin White, Director Enterprise Partnerships, will give remarks at the Mastercard-sponsored Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

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