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May 31, 2019

How payment tech could revolutionize travel brands in Latin America

CellPoint Mobile's VP of Airlines in the Americas, Howard Blankenship, discusses the significant opportunity that digital and alternative payment methods offer to travel brands in Latin America.

May 23, 2019

Mobile air bookings on rise, but users' mileage might vary

Howard Blankenship, VP of Airlines in the Americas for CellPoint Mobile, comments on payment capabilities in carriers' apps in this Travel Weekly article exploring the quality of airline apps.

Mar. 26, 2019

Mobile technology, customer acquisition among top challenges for ground transit operators

"Challenges Facing Municipal, Regional and National Transit Agencies in the United States, which surveyed 103 U.S. ground and mass transit operators, finds that nearly a quarter of national operators (23%) and large transit agencies of 1,000 to 10,000 employees (24%) say implementing mobile technology is the single-biggest challenge they face."

Mar. 24, 2019

Transportation Weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Digital and mobile ticketing and payment company CellPoint Mobile released a report this week that examines the rising cost of acquiring new riders, mobile technology limitations and outdated procurement processes. The titillatingly named report — Challenges Facing Municipal, Regional and National Transit Agencies in the United States — surveyed 103 ground and mass transit operators in the United States.

Mar. 22, 2019

Transit Sector Seeks Investment, Faces Technological Change

Rising costs and technological factors may be complicating the growth picture for transit operations to a degree, according to a series of reports compiled by CellPoint Mobile.

Mar. 21, 2019

The onboard payments opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Senior Director of Business Development at CellPoint Mobile, James Schildknecht, discusses the challenges around financial systems and payments methods faced by airlines in the region, and other key findings from the Outlook 2019: Looking Ahead at Latin America and the Caribbean report.

Feb. 28, 2019

On-board POS “going away fast” for airlines

In this interview with PaymentEye, CellPoint Mobile CEO Kristian Gjerding argues that current POS doesn’t include enough emerging payment methods and airlines are losing out on a significant ancillary sales. "ApplePay and Google Pay are increasingly becoming mainstream, but there are plenty of AFOPs that can’t be used on the plane. In many regions, bank cards aren’t the predominant method and that means that a lot of ancillaries aren’t being sold."

Feb. 7, 2019

Why Airlines Need To Get Their Wheels Up On Alt Payments

CellPoint Mobile CEO Kristian Gjerding and UATP CEO Ralph Kaiser sit down in a recorded interview with to discuss the challenges travel operators face in keeping up with evolving consumer expectations, and the role that alternative payment methods and mobile-first solutions play in delivering a frictionless customer experience.

Full-length audio of the interview is available via the link.

Dec. 11, 2018

Transformation is next digital stage

In this interview, CEO Kristian Gjerding shares his thoughts on the digital transformation of airlines, why it's important for airlines to focus on short-term, revenue-centric projects, and how airlines can unchain themselves from their legacy systems.

Nov. 27, 2018

Digital Outlook: True, Fast And Profitable Innovation – Speeding Up The Transformation Of The Industry

One of the main topics at this year's CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit in Berlin was the digital transformation of airlines into global retailers. In this video recording of a panel discussion during Day 2 of the event, CEO Kristian Gjerding explores the challenges and opportunities this transformation presents.

Nov. 6, 2018

Takeaways from APEX Middle East & Africa 2018: Day Two

Ciaran Wilson, Senior Sales & Account Director at CellPoint Mobile, was invited to participate as a panelist for the "Payment Technology: The Gateway To Ancillary Revenue" session which explored ways in which technology can be leveraged across various payment solutions to drive ancillary revenue.

Oct. 22, 2018

Caribbean regional airline taps CellPoint for mobile payment

CellPoint Mobile will integrate its Velocity payment platform with Sunrise Airways' existing passenger service system to manage all digital payment transactions and speed the rollout of new payment methods in all Sunrise markets.

Sep. 18, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines App Adds Alipay Through CellPoint Mobile Payment Platform

"By adding support for Alipay, Ethiopian Airlines is strengthening its position not only as the flag carrier of Ethiopia, but as a leading airline for commercial air travel within Africa," said Ciaran Wilson, Senior Sales & Account Director at CellPoint Mobile.

Sep. 17, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Integrates Alipay Into Mobile App

Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with sales and payment technology solutions company CellPoint Mobile to begin accepting payments on China’s leading alternative payment method (APM) Alipay in the airline’s mobile app.

Aug. 27, 2018

Payment Tech: How To Improve Revenue, PaxEx In Latin America

CellPoint Mobile's Director of Business Development James Schildknecht provides a detailed examination of payment technology is becoming a crucial factor for success and growth for airlines in the region.

Aug. 23, 2018

CellPoint Mobile, Runtriz Partnership Expands Hotel Access to Mobile Payment Methods
With CellPoint Mobile integrating its best-in-class Velocity payment platform into Runtriz's suite of guest engagement solutions, hotel guests at the world's leading hotel and casino brands can order and pay for a variety of services more quickly and conveniently.

Aug. 2, 2018

Mobile-Friendly Hospitality and Mobile-First Strategies for Hotels

CellPoint Mobile's SVP and Global Head of Sales Noel Connolly discusses how hotels can leverage mobile-first strategies and mobile technologies to improve the customer experience and capture more revenue.

Jul. 20, 2018

SaudiGulf Airlines, CellPoint Mobile launch app for booking and payments

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with SaudiGulf Airlines to launch the airline’s first mobile app to support booking and payments.

Jul. 5, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Appoints Cellpoint Mobile As Payment Solution Provider

Through the partnership with CellPoint Mobile, Ethiopian Airlines is aiming to enhance the reach and effectiveness of its mobile sales channel.

Jul. 3, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines selects Cellpoint Mobile as its global payments solution provider

Ethiopian Airlines is partnering with CellPoint Mobile to provide more payment options and an improved mobile user experience to its passengers.

Jul. 2, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines adds in-flight mobile payment options via CellPoint

Ethiopian Airlines and CellPoint Mobile have partnered to provide the airline's travelers with access to alternative payment technology.

Jun. 28, 2018

CellPoint Mobile launches new engine to increase direct bookings, reach mobile customers

CellPoint Mobile's latest offering, Voyage, aims to help airline, rail, ferry, cruise and other transportation operators rely less on third-party bookings and instead boost direct-channel sales through its booking engine and web application.

Jun. 26, 2018

Booking engine, payments solution, designed for travel merchants to increase revenues, conversion fates in the direct channel

CellPoint Mobile announces the launch of Voyage, a complete booking solution designed specifically for travel merchants to increase revenues in the direct channel.

Jun. 22, 2018

'Mobilising rail' for the MaaS generation

CellPoint Mobile's Head of UK Rail sector Mike Lambrou discusses how a seamless journey must begin with passengers booking and paying for rail tickets directly from their mobile devices.

Jun. 21, 2018

CellPoint Mobile, UATP to expand mobile payment services

UATP's partnership with CellPoint Mobile will allow member airlines to bypass lengthy, resource-intensive integration and development processes typically necessary in order to accept Alternative Payment Methods.

Jun. 12, 2018

Apple Pay and Google Pay may come soon to airlines including Air Canada, WestJet

CellPoint Mobile has partnered with airline-owned payment network Universal Air Travel Plan to provide UATP members with access to Apple Pay, Google Pay and other mobile and card-based payment options.

Jun. 5, 2018

Rail Professional 

Interview with Mike Lambrou

Rail Professional's Editor Sam Sherwood-Hale interviews CellPoint Mobile's Head of UK Rail sector Mike Lambrou for the June issue.

Jun. 1, 2018

Driving African airline success in 2018

CellPoint Mobile's Ciaran Wilson discusses some of the company's recent efforts to strengthen relationships within the African travel industry and how mobile-first booking, ticketing and payment solutions can help operators increase revenues.

May 18, 2018

Whitepaper: Mobile-first revenue generation for passenger transport and the future of mobility

Our UK Rail 2019 industry report has been added to Global Railway Review's Whitepaper collection.

Apr. 25, 2018

Blockchain 101 - How the technology underlying Bitcoin will impact the travel sector

CellPoint Mobile's SVP and Global Head of Sales Noel Connolly discusses the relevance of blockchain to the travel industry. 

Mar. 15, 2018

The Extras That Count

SVP and Global Head of Sales Noel Connolly discusses how CellPoint Mobile supports booking, conventional and alternative payments, ancillaries, loyalty transactions, communications, stored payments, real-time reporting, reconciliation and connection to payment service providers for airlines.

Mar. 13, 2018

Despite Challenges, Travel Companies Forge Ahead on Mobile Payments, a Report Says

More than anything else, customer demographics will drive mobile-commerce strategies for airlines, finds a study from CellPoint Mobile, a mobile-commerce vendor specializing in the travel industry. In the Miami-based company’s “Mobile Outlook 2018 Report” released last week, it found that, among airline payment professionals in the North America, 56% cited customer demographics as the primary driver of their m-commerce strategies.

Feb. 27, 2018

Your Morning Briefing - Behind the Music: MusicPlanet Live

U.K.-based music portal MusicPlanet Live is joining the likes of Patreon in supporting a payments ecosystem to fund artists. MusicPlanet Live has added CellPoint Mobile's payments technology, which powers several options such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, which MusicPlanet found are already used by most of its consumers.

Feb. 8, 2018

Blockchain unchained: A deep dive into the buzzword for 2018

CellPoint Mobile CEO Kristian Gjerding and CTO Jonatan Evald Buus share their thoughts on the future of blockchain and its potential effects on the travel and hospitality industries as part of this comprehensive tnooz report on the technology.

Jan. 22, 2018

Travel segment's inefficiencies attract interest of blockchain developers

CellPoint Mobile CEO Kristian Gjerding discusses how blockchain can influence and disrupt the travel sector, including its potential impacts on loyalty programs and marketing.

Dec. 5, 2017

How African airlines can tap into e-commerce for growth

CellPoint Mobile SVP Noel Connolly appeared on CNBC Africa to discuss the opportunity for mobile-first commerce in the African airline industry, and the competitive threat from non-African mega carriers.

Nov. 3, 2017

Will iPhone X and Face ID Influence the Future of Travel?

APEX Media spoke to Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, a company specializing in mobile-first payments, technologies and solutions for airlines and travel companies, to gather his thoughts on Apple’s latest smartphone and whether it represents the future of travel technology.

Oct. 24, 2017

The Cashless Economy: Why And Where It's Evolving And What Businesses Can Do Now To Prepare

The cashless economy is politically complicated, especially in developing economies. But from the perspective of business and technology, it’s clearly more efficient and productive.

Oct. 18, 2017

Executive Interview with Bharat Sharma, VP Sales – Europe of CellPoint Mobile

“We have long believed that airlines need a mobile-first approach to position themselves for success, and the fact that carriers of all sizes are adopting this perspective is good news for the industry.” – Bharat Sharma, VP of Sales in Europe.

Sep. 29, 2017

The traveler’s journey could get a revamp with blockchain technology

Tourism is getting a tech update as blockchain begins to make inroads in the industry, and could be a potential gamechanger for the Southeast Asian region in particular.

Sep. 27, 2017

Why Southeast Asia's Airlines Should Embrace Blockchain Technology Sooner Rather Than Later

Travel companies could better capitalize on the region's tourism opportunities by implementing blockchain technology into their systems, according to regional expert Shiraz Malik. Airlines in particular would benefit from improved mobile options, such as blockchain-powered loyalty programs and user-friendly mobile services.

Sep. 22, 2017

Growth Players: CellPoint Mobile's CEO Kristian Gjerding

Biometrics has gained a lot of traction at airports recently for the technology’s ability to simplify and speed passenger screening through security checkpoints. This increasing rate of adoption begs the question: How close are we to implementing this futuristic technology for mobile payments, mobile commerce and passenger transactions when they travel?

August 29, 2017

For Mobile Payments, The Lure Of Everyday Life

What is the tipping point for mobile payments? It’s not just infrastructure. According to Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, the lure of making everyday tasks simpler is what turns dabblers into devotees in developed and developing nations.

August 21, 2017

Biometrics and Travel: Promoting the adoption of mobile payments for passengers

Imagine the utility of a smartphone whose tap-to-pay digital wallet or pre-installed credit card not only make it easy to purchase tickets, upgrades and other travel items, but also digitally stores other critical data: passport info, driver's license, loyalty program membership, boarding pass, credit card/payment information, ATM access, baggage claim confirmation, rental car rewards program and reservation, hotel reservation and room key, fitness club membership and more.

June 26, 2017

Are In-Flight Mobile Payments Ready For Takeoff?

“Mobile payments and wallets are now an important aspect of smart travel for transport operators seeking to modernize train, bus and ferry systems. In addition to allowing passengers to skip long lines at stations, mobile wallets can be configured to support the integration of account-based ticketing, integrated journey planning, trip history logs, real-time updates and third-party offers,” notes Investor Village in its mention of a blog post by CEO Kristian Gjerding.

June 21, 2017

Who Can (And Must) Lead Airlines Into The Digital Age? CFOs Should Step Forward As Agents Of Change

At many airlines and other large companies, the CFO's role has grown significantly over the last decade. In a position that once was seen as a steward charged with preserving enterprise assets, today's CFO is usually involved in providing operational oversight as well as shaping corporate strategy.

June 19, 2017

Consumer tastes demand airlines adopt mobile pay

Mobile-enabled travel commerce is evolving from a distant “nice-to-have” vision to marketplace reality and an airline’s operational “must-have.” Prevailing trends are driving airlines’ interest in mobile commerce, so what's keeping them from embedding commerce into the entire passenger experience?

May 30, 2017

Despite Costs, Airlines Deploy Mobile Payments to Leverage Revenue Opportunities

Airlines in recent years have been slower than some other industries at embracing technological innovation or anticipating and effectively addressing the desires of many travelers. But mobile innovation cannot be postponed indefinitely.

May 12, 2017

Mobile Payments Bring Revenue And Change To Airline Corporate Finance

Airlines and other travel companies are getting the hang of converting mobile technology and payment innovation into sources of revenue. It's less clear, however, that finance professionals fully understand the impact of the digital revolution on the finance function itself, writes CEO Kristian Gjerding for the Forbes Business Council.

April 27, 2017

Opportunities Expand for Airlines to Adopt Mobile Payments, But Challenges Persist

“Eventually, mobile payments will be as commonplace as using plastic or cash for everything from tickets and upgrades to purchases made on the way to the airport, in the airport, on the plane, and at the destination,” Kristian Gjerding, CellPoint Mobile’s chief executive, tells Digital Transactions News. New data from a CellPoint Mobile-commissioned survey finds that passenger interest in more mobile payment capabilities is fueling mobile commerce strategies at airlines.

April 25, 2017

Airline Executives Cite "Raised-on-Mobile Travelers," Enhanced Wi-Fi and More APMs as Key Influences for Mobile Payment Strategies

In its first commissioned survey of airline payment executives, CellPoint Mobile urges airlines to adopt robust mobile commerce strategies to take advantage of raised-on-mobile travelers' expectations, improved onboard Wi-Fi and more alternative payment method solutions. Airlines' biggest challenges around mobile payment roll-out: integration costs and complexity, and concerns about security and fraud.

April 24, 2017

Kristian Gjerding: Blockchain Could Play a Role at Connecting Data in the Travel Industry

The travel industry presents several opportunities for blockchain processes, especially around unified passenger IDs, security, mobile payments, and loyalty program fraud prevention, CEO Kristian Gjerding tells Good Rebel. Common travel transactions hold the potential to be much more aligned and secure if components like data and identity verification and authentication are built in and seamlessly integrated via blockchain processes. 

April-May 2017

The Entire Payments Ecosystem is Shifting to Mobile (P. 114)

Improved in-air Wi-Fi, innovation by smartphone manufacturers and payment technology experts, and passengers' increased reliance on mobile devices for travel are just of few of the factors pushing the airline payments ecosystem toward the mobile environment, CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in Onboard Hospitality (P. 114).

March 28, 2017

How Blockchain Technology Will Dominate the Travel Sector

As a contributor to the Forbes Business Council, CEO Kristian Gjerding describe's blockchain's potential to reshape the travel sector. Verified passenger IDs, safer environments for mobile payments, and the ability to store passenger data without re-entering it or presenting it numerous times during a journey are a few examples of blockchain's possible contributions.

March -April 2017

Up for Discussion: Inflight Pavilion Middle East (Pages 42-46)

During the Inflight Pavilion Middle East event in Dubai, CellPoint Mobile's VP/Global Head of Sales Noel Connolly joined colleagues to discuss rising passenger demand for mobile payment solutions and an emerging "bring your own device" mindset as part of a "mobile-first" strategy among airlines.

March 8, 2017

The Mobile-Centric Gap Costs Travel Operators Significant Revenues

"With an estimated $817 billion expected in digital travel sales globally by 2020, airlines are missing significant revenues by failing to exploit the potential of mobile commerce and payment innovation," CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in Mobile Payments Today. "It's great to pick up a smartphone to confirm a departure time or board a plane. But with such a narrow informational focus, airlines lose the opportunity to increase the sales of profitable ancillary services while also building customer loyalty."

Feb. 28, 2017

Airlines That Ignore Digital Commerce Could Get Grounded

"Airlines need to give passengers reasons to turn mobile wallet use into an ingrained habit," CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in Payments Source, making the case that mobile commerce capabilities can help airlines capture new revenues and satisfy passengers who increasingly rely on smartphones for travel transactions and interactions.

Feb. 24, 2017

Are Alternative Payment Methods Mature Enough for Broad Adoption?

CEO Kristian Gjerding tells Tnooz that mobile payments should meet four key requirements if they are to be widely accepted by customers and airline passengers: they should be available, simple, secure and reliable. The article examines current challenges and opportunities for the broader roll-out of APMs.

Feb. 17, 2017

Airlines Must Make Mobile Commerce a Priority in Their Pursuit of Profits in 2017

CellPoint Mobile's latest airline industry brief poses a question about mobile payments for air travel: "A typical journey involves so many touchpoints beyond the airport or aircraft, so why aren't more airlines pursuing more opportunities to cater to their passengers' need for seamless, secure, on-the-go transactions from their mobile devices?"

Feb. 16, 2017

90 Percent of Travelers Want to Use Mobile to Search for Flights

“Today’s consumers already rely on their smartphones for everyday interactions with their favorite retailers, stores and restaurants," says CEO Kristian Gjerding, "....and they increasingly expect the same kind of built-in, mobile capabilities as they travel – whether booking or rebooking, purchasing an item on board or booking a post-destination theater ticket.”

Feb. 15, 2017

Airlines Must Make Mobile Commerce a Priority in their Pursuit of Profits in 2017

Despite profit projections of $35.6 billion in 2016, airlines must shift focus to the revenue and profit potential emerging from mobile commerce, according to the latest monthly industry brief from CellPoint Mobile, "Mobile Commerce and Payment Innovation Across the Airline Sector."

Feb. 9, 2017

Cashless Travel: As Digital Sales Boom, All Eyes Turn to Asian Airlines for Trends in Payments, Booking & Mobile-Centric Travel

CEO Kristian Gjerding (Pages 86-87) acknowledges the industry-leading influence of mobile-centric travel behaviors and mobile activities throughout Asia-Pacific, which this year will surpass the North American market for digital travel sales. Mobile payment and mobile commerce solutions are at the heart of the boom.

Feb. 2, 2017

3 Success Factors Behind Airlines and their Mobile Payments Strategies

Instead of leaving mobile revenue potential on the table, airlines should embrace the combined power of passengers, payments and profitability to support continued growth and healthier bottom lines, CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in Mobile Payments Today.

Feb. 1, 2017

It Pays to Change: Airlines Embrace Electronic Payment Services

“Over time, more and more airlines will integrate a larger number of mobile payment solutions – not only because the market will demand it, but also because their smartphone-carrying passengers will, too,” says CEO Kristian Gjerding tells APEX in an article about Finnair's support of Alipay.

Jan. 25, 2017

Airline Industry Brief Examines "Three-P" Approach to Sector Growth in 2017: Passengers, Payments and Profitability 

Now that global passengers have identified the smartphone as their most "indispensable" travel device, airlines must embrace seamless mobile payment solutions as part of their 2017 path to profitability via increased revenues from the mobile environment.

Jan. 23, 2017

Eye On Travel

CellPoint Mobile's newly published Airline Industry Brief is featured, including its call for airlines to include mobile payment solutions in their operational strategies in order to capture revenues from the increasingly critical mobile marketplace.

Jan. 12, 2017

Viewpoint: How Blockchain Technology Could Make Travel Better

"As they look to the future, forward-thinking airlines, travel companies and airline organizations are considering the potential and application of blockchain technologies for the travel industry -especially around passenger IDs and payments," writes CEO Kristian Gjerding in PAY Before.

Jan. 12, 2017

Your Morning Briefing

An update on Wi-Fi capabilities in the air note: "Other companies pursuing inflight digital transactions include CellPoint Mobile, which offers a workaround for mobile wallet payments while airborne."

Jan. 11, 2017

Exploring Blockchain's Potential for the Mobile-Centric Travel Sector

Driven by market demand, mobile proliferation, rapid third-party innovation, growing expectations and market demographics, airlines and travel companies face the challenge of reshaping how they to operate and succeed in a new mobile marketplace. Blockchain technologies can be part of that process for things like passenger IDs, loyalty programs, fraud prevention and other initiatives, writes CEO Kristian Gjerding.

Jan. 5, 2017

Blockchain Tracker: Cost-Saving Opportunity

Blockchain technology brings numerous capabilities to a broader marketplace, especially greater efficiency, security and tracking. CEO Kristian Gjerding notes that blockchain's inherent security features might ease consumers' concerns about privacy and identity theft, speeding the adoption of mobile payments and digital wallets.

Dec. 14, 2016

CellPoint Mobile Now Offers MobilePay as a Payment Option, Enabling 3.8 Million+ Nordic Consumers To Use Seamless Mobile Payments for Travel

CellPoint Mobile’s Travel Booking and Payment solution supports MobilePay for online merchants in the Nordic region, expanding mobile payment opportunities for millions of travellers. The popular MobilePay solution – consistently ranked as one of Denmark’s most frequently used apps — is installed on 9 out of 10 smartphones in Denmark.

Dec. 14, 2016

CellPoint Mobile Now Offers MobilePay as a Payment Option

CellPoint Mobile has signed a MobilePay distribution agreement which enables airlines, travel companies and hospitality firms to roll out mobile payments to more than 3 million consumers in Denmark and across the Nordic region.

Dec. 12, 2016

IoT Commerce, a Trend to Watch Out for in 2017

How will the "Internet of Things" (IoT) impact travel commerce in coming years? CEO Kristian Gjerding offers his insights in an Airline Information editorial about airlines challenges as they embrace the potential of consumers' interconnected devices for travel, payments and other commercial activities. 

Nov. 29, 2016

The Revenue Connection Between Mobile Payments and Loyalty

Smartphones and other mobile devices can serve as powerful channels for building customer loyalty, whether through delivering the exact information a passenger needs at the exact minute he/she needs it, or by delivering a personalized offer at just the right time for just the right purpose, CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in Mobile Payments Today.

Nov. 23, 2016

Blockchain Tracker: Goldman Out, German Bank In

In an assessment of blockchain's potential application to the Internet of Things (IoT), EO Kristian Gjerding tells that a blockchain-supported passenger ID has real potential to connect travel-related activities with other daily activities and interactions - if all private and government agencies eventually embrace blockchain capabilities. 

Sep. 9, 2016

Blockchain Tracker: SEB's New York Bridge to Stockholm, Credit Cards and Fraud Prevention

CEO Kristian Gjerding notes that Swedish Bank SEB's planned blockchain channel for money transfers between Stockholm and New York is another sign of blockchain's potential for the fintech sector. Other blockchain possibilities, he notes, include credit card processing, consumer IDs and contracting processes.


Airline Executives Must Lead "Mobile-First" Strategies to Boost Revenues, Ancillaries, Personalization & Loyalty

CellPoint Mobile's "2017 Imperative for Global Airlines" industry report recommends mobile-first strategies that generate new revenue streams and help airlines thrive as passengers' "mobile travel companions," according to coverage of our new white paper by Travel Daily News.


CellPoint Mobile Bets on Blockchain-Enabled Travel Services

"Chief executive Kristian Gjerding and chief technology officer Jonatan Evald Buus hope that the hub will diversify the company’s suite of solutions by forging partnerships with developers to create blockchain-supported products and services specifically tailored to the travel sector."


Enabling the Mobile-First Marketplace: Tips, Tactics & Insights

Airlines and businesses are reaching a transformational turning point in which a mobile-first strategy for payments and other transactions/interactions will be vital for success, CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in special Money 2020 issue issue of Payment Week.


The Secure Passenger Experience

Enabling passengers to use Android Pay and other payment methods, especially as in-air Wi-Fi expands, will boost airlines' ancillary sales, generate mobile revenues and satisfy passengers, CEO Kristian Gjerding tells Pax International (Pages 30-33).


How to Navigate a Rapidly Growing Payments Ecosystem

Based on years of experience with mobile-first payment solutions and complicated client implementations, CEO Kristian Gjerding offers tips on managing the ever-evolving payments ecosystem (free registration required).


Is There an Ideal Time to Launch Mobile Payments?

Airline decision-makers in finance, e-commerce and IT divisions will address the issue of mobile payments with different mindsets, writes CEO Kristian Gjerding. But collectively, they share the same goal: efficient mobile payment functionality and more revenues.


CellPoint Mobile Hires Travel Solutions Veteran Shiraz Malik as VP of Sales-APAC

Malik has worked in public and government aviation sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and he joins CellPoint Mobile after nearly six years as Solutions Partner for Sabre Airline Solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.


CellPoint Mobile Hires Travel Solutions Veteran Shiraz Malik as VP of Sales-APAC

CellPoint Mobile, a provider of comprehensive and powerful mobile commerce and payment solutions for global travel companies, has hired veteran travel solutions expert Shiraz Malik as Vice President of Sales-APAC for the company's new office in Singapore that will serve the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) travel market.


CellPoint Mobile's New Velocity Product, a Mobile PSP Solution,
Enables Quick, Easy Deployment of Mobile Payments & Apps

In response to the unparalleled roll-out, promotion and adoption of new mobile payment methods around the globe, CellPoint Mobile introduces Velocity, a three-tier solutions suite that turns Payment Service Provider (PSP) functionality into a plug-and-play business service for airlines and travel companies. Choose from Engage, Accelerate and Advance options to launch alternative payment methods for today's mobile-first passengers.


Airlines May Be Mobile Experts, But Payments Remain a Challenge (note: subscription)

Airlines are a paradox of mobile payment acceptance. They handle check-ins, boarding passes and other key functions through their apps, but are not as full-featured when it comes to handling sales over phones and tablets. CEO Kristian Gjerding is quoted.


What's the Scam? (Pages 35-38)

CEO Kristian Gjerding says airlines and travel companies contend with both outright fraud and so-called "friendly fraud," and they're relying on real-time data, internal checks and device IDs to reduce airline and passenger vulnerabilities.


CellPoint Mobile introduces Velocity, a MPaaS Solution for Quick Deployment of Payment Apps & APMs for Airlines

Rapid deployment & frictionless integration bring new payment methods to market quickly, enabling airlines to capture passenger revenues from the mobile-first travel marketplace.


CellPoint Mobile introduces mobile PSP-as-a-Service solution for airlines

CellPoint Mobile introduces mobile PSP-as-a-Service solution for airlines


CellPoint Mobile Introduces Velocity, a Mobile PSP-as-a-Service (MPaaS) Solution for Quick Deployment of Payment Apps & APMs for Airlines

CellPoint Mobile's Velocity turns Payment Service Provider (PSP) functionality into a plug-and-play business service, enabling airlines to leverage the revenue potential that arises from the unparalleled growth and promotion of mobile payment technologies, while meeting rising passenger demand for secure and very convenient shopping on payment-enabled smartphones, wearables and mobile devices.


CellPoint Mobile introduces Mobile PSP-as-a-Service (MPaaS) solution

CellPoint Mobile has launched Velocity, the payment industry's first Mobile PSP-as-a-Service (MPaaS) solution created specifically for airlines and travel operators.


Pay It Forward: Can Airlines Get Ahead of Chip and PIN Adoption Challenges? 

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, a company specializing in secure payment solutions, tells us that aviation is not the only industry encountering problems with chip and PIN point-of-sale (POS) devices. “The technology is there, and it’s not a big technical challenge, but it’s just cumbersome and costly,” he says. 


Emirates becomes world's first airline to integrate Buy with Android Pay into mobile app

We now support Android Pay in the UK, making it easy, simple and secure for the airline's passengers to purchase tickets and travel products directly from the Android Pay-enabled Emirates mobile app.


Emirates takes off with Android Pay

CellPoint Mobile, a payments and mobile commerce products provider for airlines, has partnered with Emirates to allow airline passengers to purchase tickets and travel products directly from the Android Pay-enabled Emirates mobile app.


CellPoint Mobile announces integration of Android Pay, supports Google's payment app with Emirates 

International carrier becomes the world's first airline to integrate "Buy with Android Pay" into a mobile app for passengers. 


The Emirates Mobile App Is Now Android Pay Enabled

The Dubai based Emirates Airlines became the world's first international carrier to integrate "Buy with Android Pay" into a mobile app for passengers.


CellPoint Mobile Opens Office in Dubai

We are excited to announce our newest office opening in Dubai as well as introduce team member Noel Connolly who will serve as the company's Vice President of Sales in the Middle East and Africa. Our main goal is to better serve our customers locally in this region. 


CellPoint Mobile Opens Dubai Office in MEA

As a commitment to its clients – such as Emirates – in the Middle East, CellPoint Mobile has opened a new Dubai office and hired Noel Connolly to serve as the company's VP sales in the Middle East and Africa.


Airlines should pursue partnerships with payments innovators

Airlines must partner with payments companies that are driving innovation (Google, Apple, Samsung, Facebook, PayPal and others) to stay current and to meet the ever-evolving, ever-changing demands, expectations, devices, technologies and behaviors of their passengers, CEO Kristian Gjerding writes in a column in Mobile Payments Today.


Can payments help lagging airlines catch up to fliers' mobile-first behavior?

Robust digital and mobile payments can help airlines address competition from online travel agencies, CEO Kristian Gjerding tells Mobile Marketer. Integrating omnichannel mobile payments creates new direct-channel and ancillary revenue streams - and matches passengers' increasing reliance on smartphones for all travel-related transactions and activities, he says. 


CellPoint Mobile choses Copenhagen as European base

The global software company CellPoint Mobile with Danish roots has chosen Copenhagen as new home for its European activities. Fueled by the worldwide adoption of smartphones and mobile payments, CellPoint Mobile is expanding its presence in Denmark as it builds robust solutions that simplify the complex payments ecosystem for clients, including DSB (Danish Rail), SpecSavers and Emirates, a leading global airline.


In-Flight Mobile Wallets to Get a Signal Boost

Air travel and mobile apps work well together, with many passengers already using digital boarding passes and having the option to use mobile wallets to pay for food in airports. But that relationship encounters turbulence once passengers board their planes.


CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit 2016

CAPA (Centre for Aviation) Airlines in Transition, a CEO Gathering, was held in Dublin last week with great success presenting fascinating insights from the aviation industry. During the CAPA Summit industry experts from all over the world met and discussed about the future of travel.


Retailers ponder ways to embed loyalty into mobile wallets

A recent article in Luxury Daily notes that mobile wallets with rewards automatically built in as a form of tender might persuade today's security-conscious consumers to start using mobile payments more. According to the article, "some consumers find loyalty points to be a safer way to pay, meaning that marketers not currently offering mobile wallet-reward program hybrids are set to be on the losing end this year."


ANALYSIS: Can airlines harness the power of payment technology?

In the next 10-15 years, it is likely we will take for granted making payments with our smartphones, as opposed to using a card. Apple, Samsung, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Google, and Vodafone are among today’s front runners, but tomorrow’s Google of payment may still be a twinkle in the eye of an undergrad student.


The opportunity for airlines with mobile payments

There's a lot at stake for companies that get mobile payments right. How much? Potentially tens to hundreds of millions in new and incremental revenues in a marketplace that is increasingly defined by the smartphone and mobile payments technologies.


A Bite of China’s Mobile Payments Pie – Now Apple Pay Wants it Too

Can Apple Pay take on Alipay and Tenpay in China? It’s going to be a herculean task, but Apple is optimistic going by its current level of growth in this market.


Ai Editorial: Gearing up for a spate of 3rd party mobile wallets

A mobile wallet is capable of addressing challenges related to the cost of payment, merchant fraud liability and the speed of checkout. Ai’s Ritesh Gupta assesses how airlines can embrace such emerging option smoothly.


Navigating the Complicated Payments Ecosystem

Integrating payment services, methods, currencies, devices, and channels can be challenging. Is your business prepared? Read more to find out what you can do to stay ahead of the game during the payments transformation.  


Cellpoint Eases Airline Payment solutions

As cyber activities trail mobile payments into the global marketplace, airlines must adopt internal solutions that can monitor and prevent fraudulent activity, say leading payment solutions companies.


Combatting Fraud as the Market Evolves

CellPoint Mobile CEO educates the travel industry on loyalty

fraud on page 26 of Payments Business Magazine because the 

next hack might be launching right now. Page 26.


Gateway to Greater Margins

Centralized payment platform enables airlines to manage travel payments seamlessly. Page 26-27.


Apple Pay Lands On Fly Delta App

Delta has become the first U.S.-based airline to activate the ability to buy airline tickets with Apple Pay on its app. Apple Pay and other mobile payments solutions like CellPoint Mobile's Travel Bank mWallet have been gaining attention in the travel space. 


CellPoint Mobile: Managing the Complex Payments Ecosystem, Start to Finish

CellPoint Mobile provides enterprise software, a technology platform, and plug-and-play e-commerce solutions. These 

solutions help airlines own and manage the payments process 

from start to finish, regardless of passengers' payment method, channel, currency, or device.


CellPoint Mobile Launches Airline Branded Mobile Wallets

CellPoint Mobile's new mobile payment service will cut out the hassle of air travel payments, with an all-in-one service which supports Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD), loyalty rewards, coupons and integrated payment methods.


Company Overview of CellPoint Mobile, Inc.

Company profile featured in Bloomberg Bussinessweek: CellPoint Mobile, Inc. provides mobile payment and integrated mobile solutions for finance, government, professional services, retail, transport, and TV/media markets.


CellPoint Mobile Opens Up Ancillary Revenues for Airlines with Mobile Wallet

CellPoint Mobile released a mobile wallet solution to enable airlines ‘to boost revenues and income streams through an airline-branded, omni-channel universe’.


CellPoint Takes Off With 

Travel-Centric Mobile Wallet 

CellPoint Mobile's new travel payments solution will allow airlines to launch a branded, omnichannnel mobile payments solution using its Travel Bank mWallet.


CellPoint Mobile Unveils Converged Payment Gateway for Airlines

CellPoint Mobile discusses the launch of their new Converged Payment Gateway platform and the how this will enable airlines easily manage payments and transactions seamlessly from a single access point.


CellPoint Mobile introduces new payment platform for airlines

CellPoint Mobile introduces their new payment platform, the Converged Payment Gateway, to give airlines the ability to manage payments and transactions seamlessly and securely from one central platform.


Tony Jensen was recently interviewed by the travel publication Travel Mole TV at the ATPS Worldwide conference in Dallas about the latest solutions CellPoint Mobile brings to the airline industry.


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