Tunis, Tunisia – June 14, 2018 – International travel continues to grow at an incredible rate, transforming local economies and enabling people to broaden their horizons—whether they travel for work or for play. Building on nearly a decade of insight into international travel trends, Mastercard today released Global Destination Cities Index: Play, a look at …
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2018 records the highest retail sales growth for the month of April in six years, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 June 2018 – Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the …
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Punta Cana, Cusco and Djerba lead Global Destination Cities Index: Play June 13, 2018 – Where in the world would you like to travel for a holiday? Mastercard today released the Global Destination Cities Index: Play, looks at the international destinations with the highest concentration of visitors traveling for relaxation and leisure. International travel continues …
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Nairobi, Kenya – 11 June 2018 – Mastercard announced today that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. In her new role, Salah will oversee the development …
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 June 2018 – For many people, paying with a card is still associated with a “swipe” or a “dip”. However, the owners of more than 370 million contactless cards accepted in over eight million locations in 111 countries can today pay with a simple tap. South Africans, too, are starting to …
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