Alipay takes off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Merchants at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport are now able to offer Alipay to Chinese travellers. This is the result of a tie up with SIX Payment Services and Bovertis, providing outlets with a cash register-integrated solution for Alipay acceptance.
Tanja Dik, Director Consumer Products & Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, says: "We are delighted that we can now make Alipay available to our Chinese customers in our See Buy Fly Shopping Centre. It is really important for us that all passengers have a great customer experience at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. That includes having a straightforward check-out process and being able to pay in our shops by using a familiar mobile payment method.”
Roger Niederer, Head Merchant Services SIX Payment Services, comments: "Alipay has over 520 million Chinese customers, of whom more than 10 million visited Europe in 2016. We want to provide our merchants with the simplest, fastest and most reliable check-out process. It is therefore a logical consequence for SIX to include Alipay in our acceptance portfolio and to make available to Chinese tourists their favourite, trusted payment solution, regardless of where they are."