As travel retailing continues to evolve, the payment landscape is quickly advancing — as are customers’ expectations for purchasing travel.

The annual ARC Payments Forum brings together top payment experts to address important trends in travel payments — as well as emerging initiatives like New Distribution Capability (NDC) and ONE Order. The ARC Payments Forum consists of payment leaders from airlines, travel agencies, technology providers and credit card brands such as Visa, Mastercard and Discover — all of whom are dedicated to moving the travel industry forward.

The ARC Payments forum has tackled topics ranging from payment security to chargeback resolution and emerging technology. In 2017 alone, the ARC Payments Forum saved the travel industry $171 million in cost avoidance, thanks to the collaborative efforts of payment companies, airlines, technology providers and ARC. Discussions at the 2018 ARC Payments Forum focused on alternative forms of payment — including mobile payments — and initiatives like 3-D Secure, NDC and ONE Order.

This year, the ARC Payments Forum takes place June 11 - 12, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. To learn more about this event, reach out to ARC’s Director of Payments, Jennifer Watkins, via email.