Published on : Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The Chinese travellers use more mobile payment apps to pay, while they shop, both in the national and international sector.
It was according to a new Nielsen report, jointly released by Nielsen and Alipay, which found that 93% of Chinese tourists would use mobile payment overseas if given the option than the non-Chinese tourists. In overseas, Chinese tourists also opt to pay the money via apps.
The survey is the first of its kind and examines the latest trends in Chinese tourists’ overseas travel and spending, and their use of mobile payment platforms when travelling.
There are about 65% of Chinese tourists that participated in the survey have used mobile payment while travelling overseas, compared with only 11% of non-Chinese tourists.
The majority (83%) of Chinese tourists would ask whether or not a local merchant supports mobile payments while abroad.
The shopping by the Chinese tourists has ranked the number one category spending overseas (25%) over accommodations (19%) and dining (16%), while the Non-Chinese respondents ranked shopping third (15%) in favour of spending on accommodations (29%) and dining (18%).