Visa (V) Eyes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Visa (NYSE:V), the world’s leader in digital payments, is the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA and is eyeing the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Today Visa released travel and spending data for or the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they will enable a cash-free fan experience by implementing point-of-sale terminals that accept a Visa credit or debit card and a range of digital payments. Based on spending trends and insights from Visa, it is projected that Russia will host an additional 300,000 to 500,000 international visitors during the months of June & July 2018, in addition to the baseline average of 4.3M total international visitors.
Ekaterina Petelina, country manager, Visa Russia stated, “As the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, Visa is excited for fans all over the world to join us in Russia. From unveiling the latest payment innovations to upgrading payment terminals to allow for contactless cards and digital payments, such as those made via phone or watch, throughout official venues, Visa will continue to elevate the fan experience. Visa provides simple and secure payment options for those in attendance, so they can get back to their seats quickly and focus on the match.”
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