Grasp Technologies and Hickory Global Partners Announce Strategic Partnership to Offer GraspPAY as the Preferred Virtual Payment Solution to HICKORY Members

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HICKORY's global membership will now have access to GraspPAY

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We have typically always been the first membership organization to recognize emerging products and technologies to add additional value for our members, and GraspPAY does just that," said Chris Dane, President, Hickory Global Partners

Grasp Technologies, the leader in data management, consolidation, and visualization of data for the travel industry, and Hickory Global Partners, a leading travel management services company, announced today that HICKORY has chosen GraspPAY as its preferred solution for delivering and managing Single Use Virtual Cards for its members. The agreement further grows the already existing partnership between Grasp and HICKORY making HICKORY the first travel consortium to announce using GraspPAY as its preferred virtual payment solution.

“We could not be more thrilled to extend our partnership with HICKORY and to have their endorsement of GraspPAY for their members,” said Dave M. Lukas, Vice President and CSO of Grasp Technologies. “Hickory Global Partners has always been a very forward thinking organization and we greatly respect their leadership.”

GraspPAY’s innovative technology is an improvement over other business travel payment solutions as it eliminates the need to manually add a VCN to each booking in the GDS or booking tool.

Additionally, GraspPAY is the first and only commercial solution to fully integrate with booking tools. GraspPAY provides the following key benefits:

  •     Requires no intervention on the part of the agent or travel manager, creating a “touchless” solution.
  •     Works alongside current booking workflow rather than adding an additional, cumbersome, platform.
  •     Involves no change to the booking process for the traveler.
  •     Requires no custom programming by the booking tool provider or end user.
  •     GraspPAY incorporates all payment options (credit, debit and pre-funded).

“Grasp is an innovator and a company that continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible and challenges the conventional norms in the industry which aligns well with our philosophies at Hickory Global Partners,” said Chris Dane, President of Hickory Global Partners. “With all that is possible with GraspPAY and the benefits of the solution to our members, it was easy for us to make this our preferred solution. We have typically always been the first membership organization to recognize emerging products and technologies to add additional value for our members, and GraspPAY does just that.”

For more information on GraspPAY and Hickory Global Partners please contact Sales(at)GraspTech(dot)com and PartnerCare(at)HickoryTravel(dot)com.

About Grasp Technologies
Grasp Technologies helps clients navigate constantly changing business environments by providing the right combination of custom and standardized data management solutions and support. Grasp was founded in 1996 and works extensively in the travel industry and other ancillary industries worldwide. Grasp has offices in San Diego, California and Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please contact Dave M. Lukas at dave(at)grasptech(dot)com.

About HICKORY - Hickory Global Partners, an INTRAVEL Company

HICKORY’s unique approach focuses on return on investment for agency and supplier partners alike, guaranteeing them a positive ROI. Its visionary hotel incentive program, a robust and one-of-a-kind air program, a car rental program, and 24/7 support products make HICKORY an important strategic partner to travel agencies. Proprietary, innovative tools designed to share data with agency partners enable agencies to make better, faster decisions – thus driving more revenue. Supplier partners benefit from measurable results, extensive distribution and marketing opportunities across the HICKORY global network, while Hotel partners gain access to a reporting platform that illustrates booking trends across the HICKORY agency network. For more information, please visit

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