China's Hong Kong and Macao, as well as Japan, topped the mobile payment chart by user number among mainland visitors during the three-day holiday, Alipay revealed in a report. They were followed by Thailand, the United States, and South Korea, sought-after destinations where Chinese use their smartphones to pay for meals,taxis and their consumption tax refunded.
Nearly two-thirds of outbound payments were made by women, the report said. Meanwhile, those born in the 1990s constitute the single largest age group for shopping overseas, surpassing the older generation for the first time. During the holiday, the food and beverage chains handling the most transactions via Alipay were McDonald's, Hong Kong's Tsui Wah Restaurant and Starbucks.
More travelers used Alipay at tourist attractions such as Hong Kong Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland and Taipei's iconic skyscraper Taipei 101. Taxi customers in Australia even benefited from a 10 percent discount for payments conducted via Alipay during the holiday.
- 11/8/2011 7:38:23 PM
The 5th Panwang Festival Will be Held
- 8/2/2012 11:52:46 PM
Interesting customs in Yao Village
- 8/26/2012 6:57:52 PM
The Double Seventh Festival
- 11/23/2011 11:13:11 PM
CEO of China Expedition Tours visits the New Britain Chamber of Commerce
- 6/23/2011 7:52:14 PM
It’s Time for Appreciating Elegant Lotus Flowers
- 8/31/2018 12:26:40 AM
Thoughts on the Market Development of Tourist Commodities in Guilin
- 6/27/2018 7:20:32 PM
China’s Hainan Island - being transformed into a gaming destination
- 6/5/2018 1:57:40 AM
Domestic airlines resume fuel surcharge for domestic flights
- 5/8/2018 12:04:42 AM
Mobile Payments prove a hit
- 3/20/2018 1:59:54 AM
Jiuzhaigou Valley will be reopen to tourists
- 3/7/2018 11:44:33 PM
Chinese tourism brands promoted at ITB Berlin
- 2/12/2018 1:06:46 AM
World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China
- 1/28/2018 7:42:07 PM
How did the ancient royal court celebrate Spring Festival?