Alipay is the largest online payment platform in China. It has been growing rapidly in China.
Now with almost 1.4 million Chinese tourists visiting Australia every year spending over $10 billion a year. This makes them Australia’s largest source of foreign tourist.
and the critical point here is that
Data from Nielsen, meanwhile, shows 65 per cent of Chinese tourists use mobile payment platforms during overseas travels, six times more than non-Chinese tourists.
So it is very exciting that we will soon through tyro a direct integration into Alipay. We are hoping that it will be available to our clients by the end of the year because we would really like it in place before Chinese New Year when they tend to come big and spend big.
Here is the media announcement hot off the press with the details.