Chinese visitors to NSW will have less trouble paying for taxi services in and around Sydney, with a new agreement enabling Chinese tourists to make bank card payments for cab rides.
Destination NSW forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in partnership with Cabcharge, National Australia Bank (NAB) and China’s largest payment network, China Union Pay.
Destination NSW spokesperson Sandra Chipchase said the agreement will provide Chinese travellers the opportunity to use their existing China Union Pay bank card instead of making a cash transaction.
“The number of Chinese visitors to NSW is increasing and we want to ensure that our State is a safe, attractive and appealing destination. This initiative will contribute to making their stay easier and more enjoyable.”
According to Ms Chipchase, a new Chinese-language sticker will be found on taxis throughout Sydney, in order to raise awareness of this new payment scheme.
This new technology is a continuation of the commitment Destination NSW has made to creating resources for the ever-popular inbound Chinese market.
A ‘Welcome to Sydney’ smartphone app was developed earlier this year, providing multi-language access to information on one of Australia’s top cities.
“Destination NSW is committed to working closely with the domestic tourism industry and business’ to improve cultural awareness and language skills and to better understand travellers’ needs,” Ms Chipchase said.
“We are planning to invest significantly in the coming year to take full advantage of the extraordinary growth in visitor numbers from China to Australia, to ensure that NSW remains the number one Australian destination for Chinese travellers.”
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T