GHL Enables Alipay+ for Over 2,600 Thai Businessesby Fintech News Singapore June 20, 2023
GHL Systems (GHL), a payment service company in ASEAN region, has enabled Alipay+ for over 2,600 businesses in Thailand to accept cross-border digital payments from leading Asian mobile wallets.
This includes AlipayHK (Hong Kong SAR), Kakao Pay (South Korea), Touch ‘n Go eWallet (Malaysia) and Alipay (Chinese mainland), which has been accepted by Thai merchants since 2015.
Travellers visiting Thailand can now pay with their home e-wallets at over 5,000 retail outlets powered by GHL, through a partnership with Alipay+, a suite of global cross-border digital payment and marketing solutions operated by Ant Group.
The local businesses to benefit from this initiative come from a wide range of tourism industries, from retail, F&B to hospitality and attractions nationwide.
Prinya Jinantuya, Chief Executive Officer of GHL Thailand said,
“GHL’s long-term partnership with Alipay, now further enhanced with the latest collaboration with Alipay+ holds immense value for the Thai tourism industry. Local businesses can attract a broader customer base of Asian travellers, offering them a familiar and convenient payment method.
This integration aligns with Thailand’s vision to create a cashless economy, fostering financial inclusivity and driving economic growth.”
Dr Cherry Huang, General Manager of Alipay+ Offline Merchant Services, Ant Group said,
“Today’s travellers are not the same as they were before the pandemic, with many now used to digital lifestyles, which they will expect no matter where they go.
Through our local partners like GHL, we can enable more local businesses to easily accept digital payments like e-wallets, which is fast becoming the preferred payment method of Asian consumers, helping them provide a more convenient, fuss-free experience.”