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    Global merchants offer exclusive discounts for UnionPay cardholders during the Chinese New Year
    Cardholders may get extra “red packets” when using “UnionPay” app
    2018-02-12


    The Chinese New Year has become one of the peaks of global tourism. Estimated by China Tourism Academy and Ctrip, approximately 6.5 million Chinese people will travel abroad during this Spring Festival, reaching a record high. The global tourist industry is endeavoring to enhance the travel experiences of Chinese tourists. Merchants in 22 popular tourist destinations outside mainland China will launch exclusive discounts and privileges for UnionPay cardholders during the Chinese New Year, and Chinese tourists may also get “red packets” up to RMB 666 when paying with UnionPay mobile payment via the app of “UnionPay”.

    Enjoy discounts and privileges at renowned merchants across 22 destinations.

    With the Spring Festival approaching, outbound tourism has become a hot topic online in China. A netizen “Sanmu” wrote in his post that “I recommend UnionPay cards for shopping in Hong Kong since there are abundant card-using discounts”. Another netizen “Zeyu” wrote, “The single adult ticket of the shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport to downtown is AUD 19. Pay with UnionPay cards, it’s only AUD 10.”

    According to the latest data, the UnionPay acceptance network has expanded to 168 countries and regions, covering over 2.3 million merchants and 1.64 million ATMs outside the Chinese Mainland. With the constant expansion of its global acceptance network, UnionPay International is improving its global special offer system to enhance cardholders’ payment experiences. UnionPay International collaborates with famous merchants in 22 popular destinations outside mainland China to offer up to 30% off for UnionPay cardholders prior to February 28. These merchants cover types of catering, accommodation, shopping, transportation and entertainment, and the UnionPay offers are mostly the best offers available.

    This Spring Festival Fiesta attracted the world’s top 10 duty free groups, top 20 shopping brands, top 30 department stores, top 10 Michelin-starred restaurants and top 20 tourism brands to participate. These include DFS, South Coast Plaza, Galeries Lafayette and Quantum of the Seas, to name but a few. As more and more tourists prefer in-depth travels to experience the local lifestyle, this fiesta also cover entertainment and experience merchants to provide special offers for UnionPay cardholders. For instance, 10% off is offered by Fabergé Museum in Russia and 5% off Helipass Helicopter Sightseeing Special Offer is available in France.

    Get “red packets” when paying with UnionPay QuickPass and QR code

    The launch of the app of “UnionPay” further promotes the acceptance of UnionPay mobile QuickPass and UnionPay QR code payment outside mainland China. Prior to the Chinese New Year, UnionPay QR code payment, previously available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau, is accepted at some popular merchants in Nepal, Kenya, Djibouti, Mauritius, Vietnam and Taiwan, covering department stores, supermarkets, accommodation, catering and tourist attractions. Meanwhile, UnionPay mobile QuickPass is accepted at about one million POS terminals across 18 countries and regions outside mainland China, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia.

    With the “UnionPay” app, Chinese tourists are not only able to make easy mobile payments, but also enjoy abundant discounts. Prior to March 2, UnionPay cardholders may get incentive up to RMB 100 via the “UnionPay” APP when paying with UnionPay mobile QuickPass of UnionPay QR code at designated merchants in Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Hong Kong. Each mobile phone may get as many as 5 incentives each day. After spending at stores of 3 designated merchants, cardholders may get the “red packets” up to RMB 666. 

    In addition, cardholders are able to download the U Plan e-coupons of about 5000 merchants across 16 overseas countries and regions via the “UnionPay” app. Show the e-coupons and pay with UnionPay cards, cardholders may enjoy the best discount available at the stores. During the Chinese New Year, cardholders may also enjoy exclusive privilege for UnionPay mobile QuickPass in Hong Kong Lunar New Year Fair, shopping malls subordinate to Sun Hung Kai, China Resources Vanguard Supermarket, Taiwan Eslite and Tokyu Plaza Ginza etc. (discounts for “UnionPay” app can be enjoyed in conjunction).

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