Corporate travel players continue to smooth out the seams in virtual payment use, especially at hotel check-in where confusion remains commonplace.

Sabre is testing the placement of virtual payment indicators along with booking info in its global distribution system. Associations are working on a new payment "channel" that would operate in parallel to booking channels. For HRS, the recent acquisition of mobile tech specialist Conichi was largely about supporting its automated payment products.

Conichi transmits to 600 participating hotels various traveler details to automate check-in and check-out processes. That includes payment information . . .

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