RWS lures Chinese visitors with Alipay facilities

Resorts World Sentosa is looking to make transactions easier for Chinese visitors by allowing them to carry out transactions on their smartphones. Chinese visitors at Resorts World Sentosa can now make fast, secure and contactless mobile payments using their Alipay application.

This strategic collaboration seeks to bring about greater convenience and appeal to Chinese visitors, and position Alipay as everyone’s preferred global lifestyle mobile app. According to RWS, with large numbers of tourists from China visiting Resorts World Sentosa every year, it is important to stay ahead of technology and reinvent visitor experiences to remain as the destination of choice.

Resorts World Sentosa also announced a strategic collaboration with Ant Financial Services Group where Alipay – China’s largest mobile payment provider – is appointed Resorts World Sentosa’s preferred partner for China. This comes as the destination resort strengthens its strategy of growing its important cross-border Chinese business. Resorts World Sentosa and Alipay will also roll out joint travel packages and promotions, as part of the partnership, exclusively for Alipay users.

Meanwhile, Alipay is also named the official partner of SEA Aquarium and Resorts World Theatre. Alipay onsite payment terminals are now made available at more than 110 locations around Resorts World Sentosa and more services at the resort will progressively become Alipay-enabled across its hotels, dining, retail and entertainment.

Chinese tourists will experience an unprecedented visitor experience at Resorts World Sentosa that is fast, seamless and secure. These services include scanning of QR or barcodes on their Alipay mobile application to pay for purchases, booking attraction tickets online and storing the electronic admission passes conveniently on their smartphones, and online-to-offline (O2O) redemption deals on Alipay.