Articles tagged “alipay”

Online Travel

CEO of GetYourGuide Concedes It Had Its Own Google-Like Bias Issue

When GetYourGuide criticized Google for promoting an uneven competitive playing field, some GetYourGuide partners accused GetYourGuide of similar transgressions in the way it markets its Originals tours. GetYourGuide vowed to make amends, the results of which will only become clear in a few months.

Online Travel

The Largest IPO in History Just Happened and It Has a Huge Travel Angle

Booking.com, Airbnb, Marriott, and every high-end retail shop on the Champs-Élysées want to see the proliferation of Alipay and other digital payment services to capture the spending of Chinese travelers. But Alipay's key cross-border payments strategy, despite a record-setting IPO, has run into major snags.

The Largest IPO in History Just Happened and It Has a Huge Travel Angle

Short-Term Rentals

What Destination Marketers Can Learn from Airbnb’s China Strategy

China is on track to be Airbnb's top origin market in 2020. Destination marketing organizations targeting Chinese travelers can gain insights from the homesharing giant's take-charge strategy, which is key for staying power in this fiercely competitive sector.

What Destination Marketers Can Learn from Airbnb’s China Strategy

Online Travel

Alipay, WeChat Apps Open to Foreign Visitors to China

This sure looks like the first step to global ambitions of Chinese payments giants WeChat Pay and Alipay. Those who think Tencent and Alibaba see the world outside as small, relative to home market where chat-and-wallet is the norm, must think again.

Alipay, WeChat Apps Open to Foreign Visitors to China
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Business Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

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.

Japan Adopts New Payments Tech in Response to Chinese Tourism Boom

Online Travel

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

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

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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