News Flow:

Smaller text size Larger text size
Payments

UnionPay records strong growth in spending by cardholders during Singapore Golden Week 2017

Angelos Restanis - 08 November 2017, 00:26

Following the close of SGW 2017 on 15 October, UnionPay revealed that spending by UnionPay Cardholders during the event grew 40 percent year-on-year, spurred by broad increases in spending across luxury goods, department stores, supermarkets, duty-free goods and food & beverage categories.


SINGAPORE – UnionPay, the Official Payment Card for Singapore Golden Week (SGW), revealed that total spending by UnionPay Cardholders in Singapore grew 40 percent year-on-year during the 17-day-long event held from 29 September to 15 October 2017. The growth was contributed by a surge in UnionPay card usage by locals and tourists during the SGW 2017 period, and boosted by the increase in participation by merchants and consumers in this year’s SGW.

Into its second edition this year, SGW is a lifestyle event designed to bring fresh new experiences to local consumers and tourists as part of Singapore Retailers Association’s (SRA) efforts to inject vibrancy into the local retail scene. This year, SGW presented a wider range of golden privileges - featuring offers at over 300 participating merchant outlets island wide, up from the 200 participating merchant outlets last year. Shoppers also enjoyed better golden rewards – in the form of shopping e-Coupons redeemable on SRA’s GoSpree mobile app worth a total of S$25,000, up from S$10,000 last year; as well as golden experiences - with over 1,100 complimentary golden taxi rides made available for the public over the three SGW 2017 weekends.

Following the close of SGW 2017 on 15 October, UnionPay revealed that spending by UnionPay Cardholders during the event grew 40 percent year-on-year, spurred by broad increases in spending across luxury goods, department stores, supermarkets, duty-free goods and food & beverage categories. Total spending by local UnionPay Cardholders in particular during the SGW 2017 period also doubled year-on-year, driven by growth in spending in fashion, supermarkets and food & beverage categories.

“With a bigger and better Singapore Golden Week this year, we are delighted to see positive growth in spending by UnionPay Cardholders across the board. We received very positive feedback on SGW from customers and non-customers alike, some even complimented us on Facebook. Our local and overseas Cardholders gave their stamp of approval for SGW via strong spending – all in all we are delighted that this year’s event appealed to a broader range of consumers from different walks of life. UnionPay’s payment products and services have been gaining momentum through our participation in the Great Singapore Sale and Singapore Golden Week, and this will spur us on to continue rolling out programmes that delight our customers, as well as consumers in Singapore,” said Mr. Wenhui Yang, General Manager of UnionPay International Southeast Asia.

“We are happy to see the expansion of SGW’s appeal to both locals and tourists this year. During the SGW 2017 period, SRA’s GoSpree mobile app gained more than 1,500 new members, bringing the total number of GoSpree members to more than 33,000 to date. We also saw a 15 percent increase in downloads of the GoSpree app from Chinese tourists, with over 1,300 e-Coupons redeemed during SGW 2017. As we continue to improve on the event, we hope to see more locals and tourists be part of the Singapore Golden Week festivities,” said Ms. Rose Tong, Executive Director of Singapore Retailers Association.

|
|
Leave your comment...












* Fields with "*" are mandatory.
* HTML code is not allowed.
* Your E-mail and Phone won't show.

...In Brief

Presentations

Job Offerings

Our Readers on Facebook

Tourism Exhibitions Calendar

Photo Reportage

Featured Events

Entrepreneur Now Awards 2017

Entrepreneur Now Awards 2017

Outbound Travel Bazaar Vietnam 2017

Outbound Travel Bazaar Vietnam 2017

ITE HCMC 2016

ITE HCMC 2016

Speak-Out Asia - June 12, 2013

Speak-Out Asia - June 12, 2013

Blogger Match Up - June 10, 2013

Blogger Match Up - June 10, 2013

DIA Awards - June 10, 2013

DIA Awards - June 10, 2013

PAS 2013 - Arrival Day

PAS 2013 - Arrival Day

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2013

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2013

PAS 2013 - Sponsors & Partners

PAS 2013 - Sponsors & Partners

PAS 2013 - Day 3

PAS 2013 - Day 3

PAS 2013 - Day 2

PAS 2013 - Day 2

PAS 2013 - Day 1

PAS 2013 - Day 1

PATA Youth Forum 2013

PATA Youth Forum 2013

IT&CMA and CTW

IT&CMA and CTW

Tourism Futures

Tourism Futures

MICE Asia

MICE Asia

Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2008

Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2008

14th IT&CMA and 9th CTW

14th IT&CMA and 9th CTW

↑ top