Articles tagged “alipay”

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Cross-Border Payments: 4 Best Practices That Travel Providers Should Keep in Mind

Cross-Border Payments: 4 Best Practices That Travel Providers Should Keep in Mind

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The travel industry has its own set of unique challenges when it comes to getting cross-border payments right. There are a few key tactics that can turn a good payments strategy into a great one.

3 months ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

SkiftX

Mobile payments are already commonplace in parts of Asia — China particularly — but as travelers adopt these tools, travel companies will need both local expertise and deep technological capabilities to make sure their guests can pay when and how they like.

3 months ago

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how to use them to pay for meals, attractions, and tickets whenever they visit Japan. The reason? Swelling Chinese tourism is prompting the country to adopt China’s preferred mobile payment method.

6 months ago

Alipay Steps Up Push to Cater to Chinese Travelers in the U.S.

Alipay Steps Up Push to Cater to Chinese Travelers in the U.S.

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The phrase "cash is king" is fast becoming outdated as Chinese travelers popularize mobile payment methods like Alipay and Weixin Pay.

2 years ago

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Chinese tech companies have more leverage abroad in 2018 than they did five years ago, but they'll need to change their business models if they hope to take their brands around the world.

2 years ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The global travel industry wonders when Chinese companies and investors will play a bigger role. Restrictions on foreign investment are getting tighter. On the other hand, maybe they’re just not that into us.

2 years ago

Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan

Alipay Is Expanding to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Japan

Gareth Allan and Yuki Hagiwara, Bloomberg

Chinese tourists want to use payment methods they're familiar with no matter which country they're traveling in. Japan would do well to accept that foreign competition would be good for tourism and spending.

2 years ago

KLM Becomes Among the First Non-Chinese Airlines to Accept WeChat Pay

KLM Becomes Among the First Non-Chinese Airlines to Accept WeChat Pay

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM is a little less reliant on Chinese customers than other major airlines, but it's good to see the Dutch carrier taking the chance on a new way of accepting payments. We're betting it'll work out well for KLM. And we suspect other airlines will follow.

2 years ago

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Dave Montali, Skift

The Chinese outbound market is booming yet travelers still find low acceptance of their typical payment methods. As travel becomes more accessible to the Chinese lower and middle class offering payment methods such as AliPay and WeChat Pay will be a definitive competitive advantage.

2 years ago

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Jessica Rapp, Jing Daily

Why wait to market to consumers when they arrive abroad as opposed to targeting them directly via efficient platforms before they ever leave town?

2 years ago

China’s Alipay Wants to Be Part of Chinese Travelers’ U.S. Trips With New Deal

China’s Alipay Wants to Be Part of Chinese Travelers’ U.S. Trips With New Deal

Jenny Surane and Selina Wang, Bloomberg

Mobile payments aren't yet as robust in the U.S. as they are in China, but Alipay is getting in front of demand it sees from Chinese travelers interested in American vacations who want familiar technology in their pockets.

2 years ago

Finnair Passengers Can Now Use Alipay on Shanghai Flights

Finnair Passengers Can Now Use Alipay on Shanghai Flights

Associated Press

Integrating mobile payment services like Alipay makes it easier for Chinese passengers to pay for services while in the air on Western airlines.

3 years ago