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Travelocity and Jumio offer Better Hotel Deals through New iPhone App

October 04, 2012

Travelocity and Jumio offer Better Hotel Deals through New iPhone App

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

 Travelocity and Jumio have teamed up to deliver a solution that will allow customers to find great last minute deals on hotel rooms. It is hotel deals by a new iPhone (News - Alert) app from Travelocity.

Jumio is the fast growing online and mobile payments and ID verification company that offers online and mobile credit card payments validation and ID verification products for retailers, financial institutions and governmental agencies.

This application works on Jumio's card scanning technology and incorporates Netswipe, a secure way of online payment launched by Jumio last year. So these features offer great speed, convenience and security to consumers who want to purchase discounted hotel rooms. 

"Hotel Deals by is the first travel app to implement innovative credit card scanning technology that uses the iPhone's camera to read and enter the customer's credit card information. This saves on-the-go travelers the hassle of tapping in the numbers on a mobile device," said Jason Fulimines, head of mobile, Travelocity. "Consumers are offered the choice of entering their card information manually or simply tapping 'auto-scan credit card with camera' and holding their credit card up to the phone camera for automated data entry."

 Travelocity is using Jumio's quick-to-implement Netswipe Mobile SDK to include this functionality into the new app.

"Jumio and Travelocity recognize that the mobile consumer requires different, more streamlined experiences and functionality to conduct transactions than simply transferring the same processes from the big screen to the little screen," said in a statement Marc Barach, chief marketing officer, Jumio.

Additionally, while strengthening secure electronic fund transfer, Jumio's technology validates the consumer's credit card which serves as an integral part of its clients' fraud prevention processes. Jumio's solution is equipped with PCI (News - Alert) compliant and utilizes 128 bit encryption in card data transmission.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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