International tourist arrivals to the Philippines grew by 16.1% or 1.4 million visitors last January and February 2018 compared last year. Huge percentages of this are Chinese tourists, which second with 256,880 visitors during this period. The growing tourist arrivals will continue to grow according to the Department of Tourism.
With the growing number of Chinese tourist arrivals in the country, Filipino merchants should take advantage by making transactions fast, easy and secured. The partnership between AUB and WeChat Pay made this seamless process possible.
WeChat is widely used in China for everyday transactions; it has nearly 1 billion monthly active users. Given this figure, merchants will truly benefit by having the AUB PayMate App to unlock more sales from Chinese tourists visiting our country. The Chinese are considered to be the top tourist spenders according to the survey conducted by United Nations World Tourism Organization. On an average, a Chinese tourist spends Php6, 000 per day for accommodation, food and tourism related products and services.
Here are some of the top Philippine retail brands, hotels and travel destinations that are part of the growing list of merchants using the AUB PayMate App and accepting WeChat Pay transactions thus unlock the key to attract more Chinese tourists and boost their sales.
Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI) the second-largest multi- format retailer in the country specifically in Robinsons Manila. WeChat Pay is accepted at Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Appliance, Daiso, Toys R Us and Handyman.
Primer Group brands such as Travel Club, ReslToelRun, Flight 001, Backjoy, Billabong, Bratpack, FitFlop, Hedgren, Herschel, The North Face, Salomon, Sledgers, Stance, Tumi, QuickSilver, Volcom and more!Chinese tourist can now shop till they drop using their WeChat Pay.
Philippine destinations such as Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa, Bohol and ofcourse Manila are some of the top places visited by Chinese tourists wherein many establishments already partnered with AUB PayMate.
There are now thousands of merchants using AUB PayMate; to apply you can visit https://www.aub.com.ph/aubpaymate. After successful application, you can now seamlessly transact with every Chinese tourist and boost your sales. It’s really more fun in the Philippines for both Filipino merchants and Chinese tourists!