daVinci’s Future of Payments Canada Study Reveals Online and Mobile Domination Now and for Holiday 2020

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daVinci to release Push Pay to address Canada’s increasing demand for instant, contactless, online and mobile payment options

daVinci Payments, a global leader in corporate-funded payments, today released a new national study in partnership with the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO) that identifies how Canadians make and receive payments and the resulting effect on future shopping intentions. The “Future of Payments Canada” study, conducted August 6-7, 2020, pinpoints how shelter-in-place has affected payment habits and the impact those changes will have on the 2020 holiday shopping season and beyond.

“The spike in online shopping and mobile payments driven by COVID-19 is occurring across all ages,” explained daVinci CEO, David Josephs. “Traditional payment methods like credit, debit and prepaid cards are as popular as ever, but swiping physical cards themselves is giving way to new form factors like mobile wallets, apps and contactless payments,” Josephs added.

The following illustrate how Canadians’

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Quilt museum takes exhibits online with new subscription service | News

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Paducah’s National Quilt Museum launched Quilt Museum Digital — a new online initiative — Tuesday to give quilting and fiber art enthusiasts around the world a way to take in its exhibits from afar.

With the continuing strife of COVID-19 and pandemic safety protocols, museum CEO Frank Bennett feels that this sort of strategy is necessary for his institution and the museum industry as a whole.

“As the pandemic has occurred, tourism really has been impacted,” Bennett told the Sun. “We’re getting about 40% of the visitors that we would normally get and we are not alone.

“Museums have really had to pivot their model and a lot of them have gone to different variations of digital formats, offering things online that they haven’t done before to keep people engaged and, of course, we all need more revenue, as well.”

While this is a direct response to COVID-19 by the

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Brand USA and Airbnb Launch USA Country Collection of Online Experiences | Money

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“Airbnb Online Experiences gives us a new platform to share warm and welcoming stories about U.S. destinations. As the world longs to travel again, we are delighted to help travelers understand places more deeply, meet real people, and uncover local perspectives to activate their wanderlust,” says Tom Garzilli, chief marketing officer, Brand USA. “It’s a fun and safe way to showcase what makes this country unique, and invite international travelers to virtually experience our people and destinations first-hand.”

Created at the start of the pandemic as a way to allow people to connect, travel virtually and earn income from home, Airbnb Online Experiences are unique, handcrafted activities that immerse guests into each host’s unique world. Hosts include small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives who want to connect with travelers and introduce them to their community.

“As those of us in travel and tourism look to support the nation’s economic recovery,

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THAILAND NOW Offers the Best of Thailand Insights in a Single Online Platform

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BANGKOK, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thailand is among the planet’s most searched travel destinations on Google. Yet search results are where problems often start, especially for people seeking reliable and insightful answers to their questions about the country. THAILAND NOW is set up by the public and private sectors with support from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a hip, user-friendly and insightful online hub helping non-Thais find up-to-date and in-depth information about Thai ways of life, cultural practices, beliefs and holiday destinations.

Designed to be the most reliable one-stop source of information on the country, the website features a user friendly interface with fun, informative articles that shed an insightful light on the Land of Smiles, its people, and ways of life. Whether travelers want to live, work, travel, eat, relax, invest, study, do business, or simply learn more about Thailand, travelers will find all on

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RazerCon 2020 is an online event covering games, new products, and tech demos

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Razer has announced its own conference called RazerCon 2020. Hosted by Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan, the new all-digital event will show you the company’s latest hardware, unseen footage from upcoming games, contests, and include the presence of multiple gaming celebrities and virtual concerts. 

RazerCon 2020 will be a “global mixed reality keynote” with Singapore on its background. Min-Liang Tan will start by showcasing some of what Razer has been working on through an immersive experience “which incorporates augmented real-time effects, along with live-composited visuals”. Razer’s upcoming conference will be the first RGB lighting-reactive live stream, where your Razer Chroma RGB gear can be synchronized with the stream to present you with unique RGB lighting show.

The first-ever RazerCon will be streamed on Razer’s Facebook account and on Razer’s Twitch and YouTube channels. During RazerCon, partners such as Western Digital will show some of their upcoming products, but there are also

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Online Travel Market : Industry Insights , Major Key Players and Current Trends Analysis

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The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 29, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Kenneth Research has published a detailed report on Online Travel Market which has been categorized by market size, growth indicators and encompasses detailed market analysis on macro trends and region-wise growth in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa region. The report also includes the challenges that are affecting the growth of the industry and offers strategic evaluation that is required to boost the growth of the market over the period of 2019-2026.

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The report covers the forecast and analysis of the Online Travel Market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data from 2015 to 2019 along with a forecast from 2019-2026 based on revenue (USD Million). In 2018, the worldwide GDP stood at USD

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RBC Downgrades Expedia On Rising Competitive Risk For Online Travel Agency

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Proprietary surveys suggest a slow recovery in online travel and share losses for Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) amid rising competition, according to RBC Capital Markets.

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The Expedia Analyst: Mark Mahaney downgraded Expedia from Outperform to Sector Perform with an unchanged $93 price target.


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The Expedia Takeaways: RBC’s annual U.S. survey and annual U.K. online travel survey suggest that Expedia’s gross bookings are unlikely to return to 2019 levels before 2022, Mahaney said in a downgrade note.

“Brand Expedia has historically been the #1 most popular destination for planning travel in the U.S., per our survey results dating back to 2015, but this year it dropped to #3 falling behind Airbnb and Google,” the analyst said. 

“Looking at the multi-year trends of our U.S. survey, Expedia has slipped in terms of Best Selection, Ease of Use and Best Prices, while Booking.com reached record-high levels

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IRF Shifts to an Online Event, Releases Best-Practices Guide

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In lieu of hosting its 27th annual IRF Education Invitational in person in early December, the Incentive Research Foundation has announced a new virtual educational event for incentive travel professionals that will run over two half-days. The IRF produces research and tracks best practices around motivation and rewards programs.

UNvitational: an IRF Virtual Experience is set for December 1-2 and will be open to anyone in an incentive-related role, as opposed to the Education Invitational that’s open to the 5,000 program managers, incentive houses, and suppliers who support the foundation. Saying that the online event “will offer unexpected approaches to education and networking,” Stephanie Harris, president of the IRF, notes that session topics will include using incentives to accelerate business recovery, delivering incentives virtually, and legal considerations for new types of incentives. Besides presentations and panel sessions, there will be small-group discussions among attendees as well. Preliminary findings from

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The Best Online And IRL Events Happening This Week: Sep. 28

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Miranda July, writer-director of ‘Kajillionaire.’ attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on schools, stores, businesses and events. With in-person concerts, talks, comedy shows, food festivals and other gatherings cancelled, we have turned our events column into a “nonevents” column. It will remain this way as long as social distancing and stay-at-home orders are in effect.

During this difficult time, please consider contributing to your local arts organizations or to individual artists and performers.

Explore an extensive collection of horror and sci-fi memorabilia. Rent out the Fresh Prince’s Bel-Air manse. Learn about early L.A. female foodies. Tune into a concert that recreates a classic Marvin Gaye album. Listen to Miranda July talk about her latest film, Kajillionaire. Prepare for the Nov. 3 election by studying up on ballot measures.


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Online IRCTC train ticket booking to be closed for 5 hours on September 29

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New Delhi, Sep 28: Train e-ticket bookings on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website will reportedly be closed on the night of September 29 from 11:45 pm to 4:30 am.

According to reports, all ticket service bookings including online services will be discontinued for most parts of the country including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. The Chief Commercial Manager (CCM) of Easter Railway shared information about the development.

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It can be seen that the online booking service will be closed in view of the shutdown of Kolkata Passenger Reservation System (PRS) data. During the period, no passengers will be able to book tickets or cancel them. The online services including e-ticket booking/cancellations will be stalled for nearly five hours.

Online ticket bookings at night have increased significantly ever since the introduction of special trains. However, the

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