Articles tagged “alipay”

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The phrase "cash is king" is fast becoming outdated as Chinese travelers popularize mobile payment methods like Alipay and Weixin Pay.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

7 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago