Greg Thompson
About Greg Thompson

Greg joined WEX in 2009 bringing with him a strong background in technology and procurement. He is focused on simplifying the complex world of payments for our customers by establishing strong relationships with customers and ensuring long-term accountability to deliver success. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maine and an MBA in Global Technology Transfer from the University of Phoenix.

In The OTAs vs. Direct Booking Battle, The Consumer Wins

Much has been written about the so-called war between OTAs and hotels over third-party bookings vs. direct bookings. As OTA commissions have increased (along with their advertising spend and potential reach), major hotel chains are making a push to drive direct bookings. Hilton’s “Stop Clicking Around” campaign promises consumers the best experiences and lowest prices when they book direct on Hilton.com. Marriott’s “It Pays to… Read more »

3 Ways Hotels Benefit From Virtual Payments

Virtual Payments

Since 2000, the travel industry has been discovering the benefits of Virtual Card Numbers (VCNs). Once described as “the future of travel payments,” now the future is here. VCNs are widely used throughout the travel industry, particularly for corporate travel –  and for good reason. The benefits of virtual payments are significant for all parties involved. Hotels that make VCN acceptance a priority can reap the rewards as well, from enhanced data security to… Read more »