There are a lot of places that you can expect to find contactless payment systems—the supermarket, restaurants and on travel excursions, but the absolute last place that you'd ever think to find one is on a donkey's saddle at the beach. But this is exactly where Barclaycard implemented this system, giving one of Britain's oldest beaches a high-tech makeover.
At Blackpool Beach, 'Dillon' the donkey gives rides. Now, rather than having to fish around for cash, people can simply touch their contactless debit or credit cards to pay for a ride on the donkey. With over 45 million contactless cards in circulation in the UK, touch-and-go transactions will only become more popular, and maybe paying for donkey rides this way will be too.