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Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016
From May 20 to 22, UnionPay International and CITS participated in the “2016 Beijing International Tourism Expo” hand in hand, and jointly launched multiple exclusive privileges for UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) and hundreds of selected traveling routes. The two sides also jointly publicized UnionPay overseas card-using information and special offers at merchants. This is the third year that UnionPay International partnered with CITS to participate in the Expo.
During the Expo, UnionPay cardholders can enjoy two privileges: First, cardholders can register for selected traveling routes on spot and pay with UnionPay QuickPass or mobile QuickPass to enjoy added discount (“100 off for each 1000” with the highest deduction of RMB 600). Second, when paying with domestically-issued UnionPay cards overseas for a certain amount, cardholders can apply for card-using award online at the official website of CITS and obtain a gift card worthy of RMB 200 or 500.
With the continuous increase of the Chinese outbound tourists, UnionPay International is cooperating with various parties in the industry to enhance tourist service level. On the one hand, UPI has carried out in-depth cooperation with multiple travel agencies like CITS, CTS, CYTS, Spring and Autumn, Caesar and Tuniu in launching overseas card-using award, hot tour groups and outbound tourism promotions to accurately cover outbound tourists. On the other hand, UPI has joined hands with major issuers like Bank of China and China Construction Bank in issuing various travel-themed UnionPay cards for outbound tourists, so as to provide multiple exclusive discounts and privileges for consumers.
This joint participation of UnionPay International and CITS is also an epitome of UnionPay International’s unremitting effort in promoting the crossover cooperation with tourist industry. UPI intends to use its domestic resources to offer more privileges to its cardholders. It is said that Beijing International Tourism Expo is one of the largest public tourism expos in China. Particularly, this year’s Expo attracts extensive attention from different industries because it is jointly held with the “First World Tourism Development Conference” and the “G20 Summit of Tourism Ministers”.