Corporate hospitality platform HRS has launched a partnership with Citi that will integrate the bank’s virtual payment product with HRS’s booking process, Business Travel News reported Tuesday (Nov. 16).
The arrangement will see HRS embed Citi’s Virtual Card Account into its booking process in 46 markets, including China, India, Russia and Brazil, helping clients automate their travel payments.
From there, HRS can collect and audit hotel invoices for corporate clients with detailed data, with billing and data capabilities from Citi easing the integration with accounting.
Joint customers of the two companies can get detailed metrics on their travels, keeping an eye on things like the cost of parking, meals and resort fees.
“Ultimately, from a technology perspective being the enabler here, this is about ensuring there are minimal touchpoints which results in fewer issues and less chance for error and less pushback for users with the system,” said Kurt Knackstedt, payment…