Following the initial rollout in London, Alipay plans to apply the service in more restaurants and eateries globally, making it easier for Chinese visitors to dine out when travelling overseas.
Only 2% of visitors to France are from China; to change this, regional tourism boards are pulling out the stops, signing deals with Chinese mobile payment platforms and inviting influencers to visit.
Popular firm predicts 20% surge in its cross-border profits due to link.
The U.S. is a top three international destination for Chinese millennial travelers – accounting for their fourth largest market spend – and capturing the longest stay per trip at 8.4 days.
The Tourism Council of Thailand said concern about the economic fallout of the U.S.-China trade war, as well as the strength of the baht, may be putting some travelers off.
The number of overnight stays by Chinese visitors in Finland has grown from 98,100 in 2007 to 361,800 in 2017.
The Top 10 overseas destination for Chinese: Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, the United States of America and Cambodia.
Chinese tourists are big spenders too, spending more than USD 8,000 on a trip to Australia compared to an average of USD 5,000 by international visitors.
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