Blog

Our spokespeople share their insights, thoughts and opinions on developments in the travel and payments industries.

18 Sep 2019
Take a trip to the travel industry this World Tourism Day.
On 27th September, the travel industry is celebrating the United Nations’ annual World Tourism Day, which raises awareness of the importance of tourism - socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year, the theme is all about “Tourism and Jobs” which is particularly pertinent since travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest economic sectors and the second-fastest growing sector in the world. Anthony Hynes reflects on four tech opportunities for the travel industry, and how travel companies can draw in and retain talent in order to keep up with the competitive landscape.

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14 Aug 2019
How are travel brands staying relevant this summer (and beyond)?
The European summer is well under way. During a time when travel bookings are rife – especially in the UK, which has been coined as the ‘year of the last-minute summer’ for getaways – it’s important for travel companies to stand out from the crowd if they want to capitalise on the boost in demand. However, with the travel industry becoming more competitive than ever before, this begs the question: how do you stay relevant?

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25 Jun 2019
eNett 10 years on: A decade of redefining payments
Cast your mind back to 2009, the year Spotify and Twitter became mainstream. When the phrase ‘there’s an app for that’ took off, thanks to the explosion of apps on iPhone, Android and even Blackberry. 10 years ago, also marks the point in time when eNett International entered into a joint venture with Travelport and Optal, which has been a key enabler of the growth and success we’ve enjoyed to date, and the start of our decade as a disruptor.

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19 Jun 2019
How hotels can solve payment challenges using virtual cards
In our latest “Virtues of VANs for Hotels” report, we outlined the top pain points that hotels are experiencing as a result of payment complexity when using invoices.

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14 May 2019
Our key takeaways from Money 2020 Asia
Money2020 is one of the most influential fintech events across the globe, gathering the world’s decision makers to discuss the disruptive technologies taking hold of the market today and in the future. Read our key takeaways from the event.

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09 Apr 2019
Protecting your business in the face of rising airline insolvencies.
The increased affordability of air travel is great for travelers, but airlines continue to face mounting pressures. As recently as last week, Iceland’s Wow Air left thousands of passengers stranded after unexpectedly ceasing operations. Read more about why airlines fail.

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13 Mar 2019
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the horizon, how should travel companies prepare for big ticketed events?
Travel businesses around the world are in the midst of selling travel, accommodation and packages to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Read what your travel agency can do to leverage prominent events and ensure your team is ready.

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14 Feb 2019
Why travel businesses need to be prepared for further PSD2 legislation.
This time last year the travel industry raised concerns around the process of surcharging being banned under the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Later this year there’s still more to come from PSD2. Read about how this will impact consumer and B2B payments.

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25 Jan 2019
2018 was a rollercoaster for the travel industry. So what’s in store for travel in 2019? Here are some trends and predictions from eNett’s CEO, Anthony Hynes.

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05 Dec 2018
Why travel agents (and airlines!) should jump aboard the VAN wagon
If you work in travel and tourism, you’ll no doubt have heard at least some discussion around the acceptance of payments between airlines and travel agents. Click here to read the view of our CEO Anthony Hynes.

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14 Nov 2018
HOW ASIA IS CREATING A BOOMING TRAVEL INDUSTRY
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, five of the world’s ten fastest growing tourism cities are in Asia, putting the region at the forefront of tourism in the foreseeable future. Compared to major western economies, such as the U.S., U.K. and Germany, where GDP grew at less than 2.5% year-on-year in 2017, the APAC market grew at a much faster pace. China’s GDP, the second largest worldwide, increased by 6.9% in 2017, whilst India, rose by 6.6% during the same period.

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26 Sep 2018
Technology and travel – the past, present and future.
Over the past 20 years, technology has played a role in the growth of the tourism and travel industry. This blog explores recent technological advances and how technologies like big data, artificial intelligence and digital platforms can be harnessed to boost growth and improve the customer experience.

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03 Sep 2018
Why the travel industry should take a leaf out of Amazon’s book
It’s predicted that Amazon, the $900+ billion tech giant that is revolutionising customer experience , may disrupt the online travel industry next. So what can online travel agents (OTAs) learn from the retail giant to ensure they too do not get left behind?

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31 Jul 2018
European summer 2018: experience trends are changing travel industry traditions
European summertime is a notoriously busy period for the travel industry, as travellers all over the continent jump at the chance to book flights to seek out sunnier destinations. In the UK, some airports have claimed that 2018 will be the “busiest summer ever”, expecting millions to pass through their doors between July and September.

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25 Jun 2018
Nine milestones since 2009
Yesterday marked nine years since we started the eNett journey back in 2009. From day one, our aim has always been to shake up the industry by helping travel companies take the cost and complexity out of payments. And the proof is in the pudding, as the uptake for Virtual Account Number (VAN) technology has taken eNett from strength to strength.

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29 May 2018
Our Vision for GDPR
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation is coming into effect on 25 May 2018. eNett believes personal data, privacy and security are of the utmost importance for all. In line with this, we are in the process of making changes globally.

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17 May 2018
How OTAs are navigating the changing landscape of the travel industry
Nowadays, travellers have many options available to them to help choose destinations, compare prices and make reservations independently and easily. Competition in the travel industry is high, and margins are low. It’s clear that online travel agencies (OTAs) can’t do business in the way they used to.

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11 Apr 2018
How fraudsters are targeting OTAs
Fake hotels are fast becoming a massive issue for OTAs, leaving them out of pocket. And they’re becoming ever more sophisticated and believable too. What can OTAs do to protect themselves from this growing threat?

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22 Feb 2018
Costing US$21B a year - it pays to know about fraud in travel payments
In 2017 the impact of fraud is estimated to have cost travel intermediaries US$21B. By 2020 the impact of fraud is expected to cost US$25B, driven by both a migration from offline to online, and an expected uptick in the rate of fraud. Understanding fraud and its true impact and cost to travel businesses is the first step to combating it.

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07 Feb 2018
Future-proofing your business for 2018
Anthony Hynes gives his top four considerations travel companies should be thinking about to get ahead in 2018.

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12 Dec 2017
A Year in Review for Travel
2017 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year for the travel industry. eNett MD and CEO, Anthony Hynes, recaps of some of the highs and lows over the past year, and ways travel companies can continue the growth trajectory in 2018

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16 Nov 2017
Tackling Fraud in the Travel Industry
As part of International Fraud Awareness Week, eNett MD and CEO, Anthony Hynes gives his view on how travel agencies can tackle increasing levels of fraud in the travel industry.

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30 Oct 2017
Key to tapping Asian travel market is payments
As part of International Fraud Awareness Week, eNett MD and CEO, Anthony Hynes gives his view on how travel agencies can tackle increasing levels of fraud in the travel industry.

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27 Sep 2017
We’re backing World Tourism Day’s drive for sustainable tourism
Travel and tourism grow every year. Many underprivileged communities across the globe are being displaced - especially those in high-growth travel destinations. 'Repay the eNett Way' is our hands-on approach to make a difference in these communities.

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29 Aug 2017
Great employee experience = great customer experience
A unique value proposition is one thing, the second step you take when launching a business is just as important.

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01 Aug 2017
How Virtual Account Numbers Simplify B2B Travel Payments
Travel agencies are wasting time and money - it doesn't need to be this way. There is a solution today, it's faster, easier and safer than many other traditional methods too!

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22 Jun 2017
Eight Entrepreneurial Essentials
From a tiny no-frills office near Heathrow airport, to offices in Asia, Australia, Europe and America just eight years later - what a journey!

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