HRS launches payment platform

Buying Business Travel | October 28, 2019

Hotel solutions provider HRS has launched a new corporate hotel payment platform designed to help companies drive policy adoption. Named Invisible Pay, the platform addresses two problems HRS says can cause travellers to book off policy – payment complications at the hotel front desk and complicated expense reporting. HRS said Invisible Pay leverages its proprietary hotel management platform to provide solutions that can benefit business travellers, their companies and their preferred properties. The launch of the platform follows recent research by the GBTA that shows business travellers value simpler payment processes, with 88 per cent saying they would book a hotel where their company offers central or direct payments over one that does not.

Spotlight

Despite significant advances throughout travel and tourism, many aspects of international travel remain encumbered by manual processes that are susceptible to fraud. For many years, aspiring voices from government and industry have advocated a vision of better travel experiences. A vision where outdated paper-based processes are replaced by modern digital processes that include strong identity assurance; and where passengers can travel from anywhere to anywhere
using just their Digital Identity1 But as both the travel and tourism sectors – and the technology that underpins them – have been transformed, it is important for governments to
begin developing their own strategies to deliver safe, secure and seamless travel for all international travelers, regardless of their mode of transport.

Spotlight

Despite significant advances throughout travel and tourism, many aspects of international travel remain encumbered by manual processes that are susceptible to fraud. For many years, aspiring voices from government and industry have advocated a vision of better travel experiences. A vision where outdated paper-based processes are replaced by modern digital processes that include strong identity assurance; and where passengers can travel from anywhere to anywhere
using just their Digital Identity1 But as both the travel and tourism sectors – and the technology that underpins them – have been transformed, it is important for governments to
begin developing their own strategies to deliver safe, secure and seamless travel for all international travelers, regardless of their mode of transport.

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