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NFC Contactless Payments White Paper Released

Friday, June 28, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (June 28, 2019) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation's (HTNG's) NFC Contactless Payments Workgroup publishes a white paper to provide an overview of EMV contactless payment technology for the hospitality industry.

NFC contactless payments include, but are not limited to, Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung Pay. Among hospitality brands, there has been an uneven acceptance of these contactless payment methods, which causes an inconsistent payment experience throughout the industry. This conflict often results in a negative customer experience and the uncertainty for brands to continue to use this type of payment in the future.

The NFC Contactless Payments White Paper will help hospitality brands better understand the contactless payments-enabled solutions currently available and help drive other solutions to accept contactless payments. The document takes readers through benefits of contactless payments, how these payments work, how to get started and additional resources.

The NFC Contactless Payments Workgroup was led by Ryan Ahern, payments solutions manager of Ingenico and Michael Chall, senior director, global technology partnerships of Visa.

To download HTNG's NFC Contactless Payments White Paper, please click here.




About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.


Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit