Of the respondents who used mobile wallets, 35% said they had spent up to 30% more during the pandemic; while 27% had spent even up to 40% more.
At the same time, people are increasingly turning to social platforms when they want to learn more about products and services that they want to buy.
“Our survey (also) reveals that news websites, social media channels, official websites and print media were prioritised by APAC businesses with regard to corporate communications channels.”
Verizon found that phishing was the biggest threat for small organizations, accounting for over 30% of breaches, followed by the use of stolen credentials and password dumpers.
At 50%, company employees were found to be the highest threat to exposing sensitive data, rather than hackers or process malfunctions.
83% of travel journalists said they were looking for international travel content, while 73% were interested in destination-centric stories.
More than half (52%) of the polled organisations in APAC had experienced a ransomware attack in the previous 12 months. Nearly half (40%) admitted paying the ransom.
79% of Mastercard's respondents worldwide and 91% in Asia Pacific say they were now using tap-and-go payments because of safety and cleanliness concerns.
The Emarsys report shows that 43% of sales were made by first-time buyers, while the remainder of sales were made up of second-time buyers.