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Dream Cruises signs partnership with Alipay for on-board payments

Dream Cruises signs partnership with Alipay for on-board payments

Dream Cruises has partnered with Alipay to launch the full suite of mobile payment options at sea. The deal is designed to give guests greater convenience by allowing them the options of spot payment, self-checkout and auto-debit with Alipay or AlipayHK, the newly launched Hong Kong version of Alipay which supports transactions in HKD for Hong Kong users.

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

TfL brands Uber unfit to operate in London

Transport for London has informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30th. The decision means as many as 40,000 Uber operated cars could be removed from the city’s streets in little over a week.

Airbnb guests generate £522 million for London restaurants

Airbnb guests generate £522 million for London restaurants

Airbnb has released a report highlighting that guests to London have spent £522 million in local restaurants since September 2016. The report, Airbnb: Generating $6.5 billion for restaurants around the world, focuses on 44 cities, including London, and showcases the benefits guests bring when they stay in local neighbourhoods.