Alipay continues North America merchant acceptance expansion with FreedomPay pact
Alipay has partnered with FreedomPay to give Chinese tourists visiting North America the ability to use Alipay at thousands of merchants that use FreedomPay's services in North America, including vendors at airports, entertainment venues, resorts, sports arenas and universities, according to a press release.
Through the partnership, FreedomPay will enable Alipay with new and existing clients, focusing on the travel and hospitality markets, as FreedomPay has a strong presence in Las Vegas, as well as at airports and travel plazas across the U.S.
"Our partnership with FreedomPay will expand our footprint across North America and offer Alipay across targeted verticals, particularly those that cater to Chinese travelers," Souheil Badran, president of Alipay Americas, said in the release. "This partnership enables us to provide a robust, seamless payment-processing solution that ensures our Alipay customers can enjoy an easy and familiar payment experience whenever they travel in North America."