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Paying it forward

Christchurch Airport is the fastest growing entry point for Chinese visitors to New Zealand. We’re helping thousands of Kiwi businesses become Alipay merchants, so they can better engage with our Chinese visitors. 


Alipay is the world’s leading mobile and online payment platform and has more than 900 million active users in China. It’s fast becoming the most popular and familiar way for Chinese tourists in New Zealand to both find businesses and pay for products and services. Alipay is used to pay for everything from street food to luxury merchandise all over the world, and is a valuable marketing tool for the businesses involved.   

Our Alipay initiative is part of a world-first partnership with Alipay’s parent company, Alibaba. Formed in 2017, the partnership’s initiatives are designed to grow New Zealand’s economy and improve the experience Chinese visitors have in our country.  

You can find more information about the Alipay project here.