Amadeus to Integrate Alipay into Payment Platform

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Amadeus has partnered Alipay, one of China's leading online payment service providers.

The strategic collaboration will allow Amadeus to integrate Alipay into the Amadeus Payment Platform (APP), making it easier for Amadeus travel providers to serve Chinese travellers by offering them the option to pay with Alipays online payment system, trusted by millions of registered Chinese customers.

Celia Pereiro, Head of Amadeus Travel Payments, said, With this collaboration we add a key payment provider to our platform to satisfy our customers payment needs. Our travel-payment expertise, combined with Alipays market penetration and the ease of using Alipays products, will provide our customers with the right solution to meet Chinese payment demands.

China set a record in 2012 as the worlds top-spending tourism market with a total expenditure of $102 billion. In 2013, 100 million Chinese tourists made outbound trips, and industry experts estimate this figure to reach 200 million by 2020. Chinese tourism spending is expected to triple in the same period. China is also set to become the worlds biggest domestic travel market by 2017.

Alipay is delighted to be able to support Chinese consumers as they travel more widely and in greater numbers than ever before. This new collaboration combines the advanced technology and wide reach of two trusted leaders, Amadeus and Alipay, to give Alipay users more choice and convenience overseas, said Jingming Li, group vice president and Head of Alipay U.S and Europe.

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