Details Remain Bedeviling In Virtual Payment For Hotels

The innovation in virtual payment is clear, as are its challenges. New standards hold some promise for a primary use case, lodging, but have a ways to go.

A Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association and Hospitality Technology Next Generation joint task force has been working on specifications under the Open Payments Alliance umbrella for a Payment Manager concept to decouple payment from bookings. Among other benefits, this could enable digital delivery of robust payment instructions for an associated virtual card number and do away with emails and . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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