As news comes that United Airlines scrapped the $200 charge to change a ticket for domestic travel, it is becoming clear that to restore travel
Skift took a closer look at what hotels, airports, airlines, and corporate travel managers may adopt in contactless tech. The travel industry is eager to reassure wary travelers as it prepares for business recovery. Still, companies seem to be taking more interest in some types of contactless tech than others. Many hard-hit companies have limited resources to invest in tech projects.
“In the short-term, moving to contactless tech is about customer reassurance, but it’s also about being able to mitigate some costs,” said Katherine Grass, CEO of travel tech firm Optii and a venture partner at Thayer Ventures.
“If a hotel is coming back at low occupancy levels, efforts at making the experience more contactless can also reduce costs,” Grass said. She argued that hoteliers would expect tech to pay for itself in reduced labor costs long after the pandemic has ended.
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About Conferma Pay
Conferma Pay is a global financial technology company. We design and integrate virtual payment systems that provides a more efficient, seamless and secure way to pay for for businesses.
Travel Meets Payment
Conferma Pay was born in Manchester in 2005. Since then we have connected over 700 TMCs, and directly integrate with all the major GDSs and OBTs. Our roots lie in corporate travel payment integration.
We enable our payment providers to flow virtual cards into the preferred purchasing process of any business travel buyer. Crucial to this is our network of banking partners, who have issued virtual cards in over 200 countries, in 40 currencies with over 45 commercial banking partners via all major card networks.
Our ecosystem continues to expand to meet the growing requirements of our global customer base.