Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019
Europe’s first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It includes three services: WeChat Official Account, WeChat Mini Program and WeChat Pay in Store. With this partnership, Schiphol wants to increase the travel and retail experience of the growing number of Chinese passengers at their airport so that they can enjoy a series of seamless smart lifestyle experiences similar of those in China.
Besides the Mini Program, Schiphol sets WeChat Pay experience zones within the airport to provide assistance to Chinese travellers, and also has its merchants ready for WeChat Pay as one of their mobile payment methods. Chinese tourists will also receive coupons for preferred currency exchange rate and discounts, at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Dave Fan, Senior Director of WeChat Pay, said: “This launch of the WeChat Pay European Flagship Smart Airport at Amsterdam Schiphol is another important milestone for WeChat Pay to establish its ecosystem in Europe. From this hub on the European continent, we will continue to deepen the application of WeChat Pay’s smart solutions in all walks of life across the region. We will bring Chinese innovation to the rest of the world, allowing Chinese tourists to travel abroad and enjoy the smart lifestyle they do at home.”
WeChat has almost 1.1 billion active users worldwide, of which 800 million have banks cards linked with WeChat Pay.
This collaboration is an important step in the process of WeChat Pay’s cross-border payment business entering the European market. It will serve as a showcase for WeChat Pay’s future entry into other industries focusing on Chinese tourists, including restaurants, retail, and tourist attractions. Continues its ONE FOR BILLION business initiative, WeChat Pay provides merchants with not only an advanced mobile payment method, but also ONE platform which enables long-term communications and customized customer services for BILLIONS of Chinese consumers.
WeChat Pay Smart Airport at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is first in Europe.