Destination Media and OTA 

Duty Free Philippines and Alipay expand partnership to attract growing Chinese market in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines – Duty Free Philippines (DFP) is expanding its mobile payment platform to include benefits and rewards for customers, a move to attract the lucrative Chinese clientele. The expanded partnership with Alipay, one of China’s biggest online and mobile payments platforms now includes rebates and extra savings on purchases. These include up to 20 percent discount on selected luxury brands and 40RMB rebates for a minimum spend of 800RMB at Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City and DFP outlets inside Cebu-Mactan International Airport. The strategy is in line with…

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Destination Media and OTA Report Technology and data 

Alipay grows overseas with China outbound tourism

As Chinese consumers increasingly vacation overseas, their beloved mobile-payment apps are following them, says a report released jointly by U.S. research firm Nielsen and Alipay. That’s making it easier for travelers to make purchases and conduct other business while abroad. But the ability of mobile-payments apps to ride the China outbound tourism trend doesn’t benefit only consumers, according to the report, which was released Monday. More than half of the businesses surveyed saw an increase in both the foot traffic in their stores and the size of transactions made by Chinese travelers…

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Report 

China outbound tourism trend 2018; the beauty and uniqueness are the primary consideration

A survey by Nielsen shows that for Chinese tourists who are generally well-off, tourist attractions and the travel experience are more important factors than the costs that might be incurred. 56% of the respondents expressed that the beauty and uniqueness of a given destination is their primary consideration, while 47% stated that safety of the destination would affect their travel choice. 45% said that they would consider the ease of visa procedures, and 35% felt that it is important that the locals at the destination make them feel welcomed. The…

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Infographic: The new engine driving Chinese outbound travel

Alipay, in collaboration with US polling company Nielsen, has discovered that Chinese tourists from second-tier cities have become the new engine driving the Chinese outbound tourism market, as part of their study dubbed, ‘Perspective merchant and consumers: from 2018 trends of Chinese mobile payment in outbound tourism’. After surveying more than 2,800 Chinese travellers and over 1,200 overseas hospitality and retail organisations, the mobile payment firm revealed that 38% of tourists from these second-tier cities travelled to Europe in 2018, surpassing the proportion of respondents from first-tier cities for the…

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F&B 

Meituan Dianping and Chope form partnership to tap into Chinese tourists love for food

Both parties decided to integrate their apps as Chope currently operates countries which are seeing a flood of Chinese tourists. Meituan Dianping, the Tencent-backed Chinese food delivery giant, has announced a partnership with Singapore-based dining platform Chope to help Chinese tourists make reservations at restaurants around Asia Pacific. Both parties decided to integrate their apps as Chope currently operates in Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket, and Hong Kong, countries which are seeing a flood of Chinese tourists who are willing to spend a big chunk of their budget on food,…

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Technology and data 

Chinese outbound tourists powering mobile payment growth

Chinese outbound tourists are taking China’s mobile payment industry to foreign markets, according to Nielsen. The research company’s report, 2018 Trends for Mobile Payment in Chinese Outbound Tourism, shows that mobile payment transactions by surveyed Chinese tourists surpassed the percentage paid with cash for the first time. Nearly 70 per cent of Chinese tourists paid with their mobile phones while abroad. Several factors encourage Chinese tourists to use mobile payment abroad, with the most important being that they have already become accustomed to this fast and convenient payment method in their…

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Technology and data 

Mobile payments drive Chinese tourist spending in Australia

A new report from Nielsen and Alipay has found 68 per cent of Chinese tourists in Australia used mobile payments during their visits last year, with shopping, accomodation and dining as the leading purchases. This puts Australia ahead of the US and Canada which had a usage rate of 61 per cent, and Europe (France, UK, Italy, Germany) with a level of 60 per cent. The joint report “2018 trends of Chinese mobile payment in outbound tourism” found the average budget for Chinese tourists traveling abroad increased by 15 per…

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