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Alipay extends overseas reach amid Chinese outbound tourist surge
The mobile payment services are now available in over 90% of the shops at affiliated tourist destinations.
Leading Chinese online payment platform Alipay has extended its services to 40 overseas tourist destinations amid a surge in outbound trips during the ongoing National Day holiday.
 
Alipay's 40 new partners, mostly in Asia and Europe, include 10 airports, business districts, Chinatowns and outlet shopping malls.
 
The mobile payment services are available in over 90% of the shops at affiliated tourist destinations, and some businesses will offer Chinese tourists with special Alipay discounts and Mandarin-speaking customer service during the holiday.
 
Chinese tourists are predicted to make 7 million outbound trips during the holiday, or 5% of the year's total, with each spending 7,300 yuan (about USD 1,000) on average, a report by Ctrip said.
 
  Source: China Travel News

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