Four E-Wallets Supported by Ant Group’s Alipay+ Now Accepted in Thailandby Fintech News Singapore May 30, 2023
Chinese fintech giant Ant Group announced that the four mobile wallets supported by its payment system Alipay+ are now accepted in Thailand.
These include Hong Kong’s AlipayHK, South Korea’s Kakao Pay, Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet, and Mainland China’s Alipay which has been accepted by Thai merchants since 2015.
Ant said that the addition of the first three mobile wallets mentioned above will expand the seamless digital travel experience for more Asian tourists visiting Thailand.
In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Ant will also provide digital solutions to local businesses in areas such as digitalisation of service operations, digital marketing efficiency and customer experience enhancement.
Local businesses can leverage solutions including the Alipay+ D-store™ to build digital stores in the form of mini programmes, leveraging digital platform to reach and engage tourists.
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT said,
“Building on the trust and collaboration we have had with Alipay for many years to engage tourists from the Chinese mainland, we are excited to further expand the reach through Alipay+ to tourists in three more Asian countries and regions, which are important source locations for Thailand.”
Dr. Cherry Huang, General Manager of Alipay+ Offline Merchant Services at Ant Group said,
“We strongly believe that the acceptance of more Asian mobile wallets in Thailand will enhance the travel experience and further promote Thailand as an attractive and sustainable destination for travellers.
Our focus now is to onboard more local merchants in sectors including travel, retail, hospitality, F&B to integrate the Alipay+ solution.”