Chinese tourists boost mobile payments abroad
Without competitive strength in the mobile payment coverage, increased the number of airports that support Alipay tax refunds to 80, a new high.
Statistics from Alipay showed the number of mobile payment transaction increased 75 times in Russia, 12 times in Canada and eight times in Malaysia. New Zealand, Australia and Finland also saw big increase in this summer.
In Singapore, mobile payment has experienced rapid development over the past year, and more than 70% of taxis, Changi Airport stores, and some tourist attractions accept smartphones payment.
In Dubai, Mashreq Bank said it is cooperating closely with Alipay. Over the next three months, the number of merchants that have access to Alipay is expected to rise to 1,000 from 150 now.
Compared with Asian countries, European countries didn't have competitive strength in mobile payment coverage. However, to attract more Chinese tourists, they increased the number of airports that support Alipay tax refunds to 80, a new high.
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