New partnership to grow Chinese tourism in New Zealand
Christchurch Airport’s partnership with Alibaba has seen over 3,000 business interested in becoming Alipay merchants. The project will see the Airport, through its ‘South’ brand, launch stores on Fliggy and Tmall.
Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba.
The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium-sized Kiwi businesses from both regions sell products and services to hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers who use the range of digital platforms owned by the e-commerce giant.
The MOU will focus on three key areas – growing Chinese visitors’ spend in New Zealand via Alipay, growing bookings via online travel store Fliggy and encouraging micro-exporting opportunities through Tmall.
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