Alipay+ Collaborates With Macao SAR Government to Boost Local Consumption and Attract Inbound Tourists
Alipay+, a provider of global cross-border digital payment and marketing solutions announced today that, through Alipay+, Macao merchants are offering lucrative incentives inside AlipayHK – one of the most popular e-wallets in Hong Kong – to attract travelers and boost local consumption as inter-city travels are expected to soon recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230113005107/en/
From January 20, users of AlipayHK will be able to find featured Macao shops and their special offers for tourists such as digital coupons inside the app’s Alipay+ Rewards section. (Photo: Business Wire)
From January 20, users of AlipayHK will be able to find featured Macao shops and their special offers for tourists such as digital coupons inside the app’s Alipay+ Rewards section – a joint effort of several parties including Macao’s Economic and Technological Development Bureau, five local chambers of commerce, Macau Pass, Ant Group and over a hundred small and medium-sized merchants in Macao.
The latest campaign inside AlipayHK’s Alipay+ Rewards section was established to boost local consumption as more and more tourists return to the city. AlipayHK, which owns most active users in Hong Kong, has been accepted at nearly 90% merchants in Macao.
“Powered by Alipay+, this online campaign on AlipayHK, which has 3.3 million active users, will help promote local Macao merchants and increase their exposures, as well as position Macao as an attractive tourist destination for travelers from Hong Kong in the short- to longer-term,” said Ng Wah Wai, Director of the Industry and Commerce Association of Macau. He added that the campaign is also expected to connect Macao merchants with more tourists from other overseas markets through Alipay+ in the future.
“With the joint efforts from all parties, we hope this campaign on AlipayHK could further explore the potential of Macao’s featured merchants via online promotion, enhance the attractiveness of Macao’s tourism consumption, encourage the second and third-time visits of tourists to Macao, and jointly create new momentum for Macao’s overall economic growth,” said Ng.
On January 8, China announced first steps to optimize regulations on travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, lifting quarantine requirements that were in place for almost three years. A surge in number of travelers between the two cities is expected in response to the relaxation of travel restrictions.
Venetia Lee, General Manager of Ant Group Greater China International Business, said: “We are pleased to work with the Macao government and five local chambers of commerce to attract more Hong Kong tourists to Macao and stimulate local tourism consumption, in recognition of AlipayHK as a valuable partner.”
“AlipayHK is dedicated to playing a greater role in the realization of connectivity in the Great Bay Area through Alipay+ payment and marketing solutions, and we will continue to work with different ecological partners in the future to provide more convenient and valuable services to our users,” she added.
Alipay+’s Expanding Global Footprint
Developed by Ant Group, Alipay+ offers unified global mobile payment and marketing solutions that connect merchants with multiple e-wallets and payment methods. Consumers can conveniently use their preferred local payment methods while transacting seamlessly in a different market and be able to enjoy marketing offers by merchants through Alipay+.
Alipay+ Rewards is a new digital marketing platform developed by Alipay+ and partner e-wallets to help global brands better engage with consumers worldwide by offering incentives and exclusive services.
Currently, Alipay+ has over 15 mobile payment partners globally, including AlipayHK, that have covered more than 1 billion digital-savvy consumers. South Korea’s Kakao Pay, another e-wallet partners of Alipay+, has also been accepted at local merchants in Macao.
Globally, over the past year, Alipay+’s merchant coverage has more than doubled since last year to over 2.5 million, which includes regional and global digital entertainment providers, lifestyle services, e-commerce platforms and a wide range of brick-and-mortar businesses that cover major airports, shopping centers, duty free shops, convenience stores, cafes, restaurants and tourism facilities.
Businesses across Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian markets are embracing Alipay+ to connect with global digital payment methods through one-time integration, and better engage with over 1 billion consumers.
Alipay+’s merchant coverage includes over 1,000 online platforms, more than 10 major airports, over 90,000 convenience stores, over 360,000 restaurants, nearly 200,000 taxis and major hotel brands, department stores, duty-free shops and tourist facilities in Asia and Europe.
Alipay+ offers unified global mobile payment and marketing solutions that connect merchants with multiple e-wallets and payment methods from different countries and regions by collaborating with global partners. Consumers can conveniently use their preferred local payment methods while transacting seamlessly in a different market and be able to enjoy marketing offers by the merchants through Alipay+. Alipay+ is developed by Ant Group, the owner and operator of Alipay, one of the world’s leading digital open platforms.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230113005107/en/
About Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London
+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Cognite Data Fusion ® Achieves Industry First DNV Compliance for Digital Twins30.3.2023 09:04:00 CEST | Press release
Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, in a joint effort with Aker BP, today announced it has successfully achieved DNV-RP-A204 compliance. DNV, the world’s leading classification society and independent expert in assurance and risk management, developed DNV-RP-A204 as a quality-assurance benchmark for the energy industry’s varying approaches to building and operating digital twins. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230329005990/en/ S&P Global Oil & Gas Digital Twin Supplier Landscape, select firms (Graphic: Business Wire) The compliance pertains to Cognite’s core product, Cognite Data Fusion®, an Industrial DataOps platform that combines disparate data sources and information to host, structure, integrate, and contextualize data for digital twin solutions. The assessment scope includes cybersecurity, and software development maturity, including verification and validation process, data quality indicat
Takeda Announces Candidates for Board of Directors at Upcoming Shareholders Meeting30.3.2023 09:00:00 CEST | Press release
Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) announced that its Board of Directors today decided that it will propose a new candidate for independent external director at the 147th Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders on June 28th, 2023. The new candidate, Miki Tsusaka, will join the board effective June 28th, if approved by the shareholders. Furthermore, Masato Iwasaki, Representative Director, Japan General Affairs expressed his intention to retire on the same day. All other current board members who are not our Audit & Supervisory Committee members will be proposed for re-election. “On behalf of Takeda’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank Masato Iwasaki for his invaluable contribution to Takeda. In his nearly 40-year career with Takeda, he has made a significant impact supporting Takeda transformation to become a global biopharmaceutical company, while staying true to our values.” said Christophe Weber, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Takeda. Dr. Iwasaki started h
Farmers’ Fintech Agreena Raises €46M to Scale the Regenerative Revolution30.3.2023 08:00:00 CEST | Press release
Climate and fintech company Agreena, whose soil carbon platform is one of the largest globally, today announced its Series B raise of €46M. Led by Germany’s leading multi-stage investor HV Capital, the round has an exciting composition of new investors including impact fund AENU and fintech-focused Anthemis. The equity raise is also supported by a doubling-down from existing shareholders, including evergreen food investor Gullspång Re:food, well-established tech investor Kinnevik and Denmark’s Export and Investment fund. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230329005976/en/ Agriculture-based carbon removals are considered one of the most readily available and easily scaled solutions for climate change mitigation (Photo: Business Wire) The sizable raise comes just one year after the company’s €20M Series A. Since then, Agreena has scaled its activities 10X, expanded its geographic footprint to cover farmland in 16 E
Akkodis Selected by Thales to Deliver Customer Support Engineering Services Worldwide30.3.2023 08:00:00 CEST | Press release
Akkodis, part of the Adecco Group, today announced that it has been selected by Thales to deliver customer support engineering services. Thales is a worldwide technology leader that provides solutions, products and services to the aerospace, defense, transportation and security sectors. In this significant partnership development, Akkodis, a global digital engineering company and Smart Industry leader, has been selected to provide customer support engineering services that span the breadth of Thales’ portfolio, including Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), technical publication and training services. Akkodis’ engineers will work alongside Thales’ teams from ideation through the design and development phases, and beyond to encompass the in-service support phase. This will help to ensure that products and solutions are optimized to accommodate the in-service qualities of safety, reliability and maintenance, as specified by Thales’ end customers. The engineers will also author technical d
AMWC 2023: Data From Sculptra® Cheek Wrinkle and Alluzience® Star Studies Reinforce Strength of Galderma’s Broad Aesthetic Portfolio30.3.2023 07:00:00 CEST | Press release
Galderma will be presenting the latest data from the Sculptra® (injectable poly-L-lactic acid, PLLA-SCA) Cheek Wrinkle and Alluzience® (abobotulinumtoxinA solution) STAR studies at the 21st Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medical World (AMWC) Congress, taking place in Monaco, from March 30 to April 1, 2023. Results demonstrate high aesthetic improvement as well as patient and investigator satisfaction for both products, reinforcing the strength of the company’s highly differentiated aesthetic portfolio, and underscoring its commitment to delivering science, innovation, and a premium experience throughout the treatment journey.1,2 Data from the innovative Sculptra Cheek Wrinkle study, a large clinical registration trial in the United States, show the long-lasting effectiveness of the treatment for cheek wrinkle correction over a two-year period.1 Sculptra is the first and original collagen stimulator with the unique PLLA-SCA3,4,5,6,7,8 that addresses the root causes of the skin aging process by