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Alipay and Valoot jointly launch promotional campaign for Hong Kong taxis

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:10

HKD10 off first taxi ride using AlipayHK; First-time AlipayHK app users will receive additional HKD 55 sign-up bonus.

HONG KONG - Alipay, the world's largest online and mobile payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group ("Ant Financial"), together with Valoot Technologies Limited (Valoot) announced recently the launch of a campaign that aims to further promote electronic payments in Hong Kong taxis, and which will be made available from February 8 to March 31, 2018.

During the campaign, drivers of 200 taxis co-branded under Alipay and Valoot will actively introduce the new payment alternative to passengers. First-time users will receive a sign-up bonus of HKD 55 when they install AlipayHK. All AlipayHK users will also receive HKD 10 off from their first taxi transaction during the campaign.

About half of the Hong Kong taxis accepting Alipay and AlipayHK are connected to Alipay platforms via Valoot Pay. Passengers are now able to settle taxi payments simply by showing their user payment code for the driver to scan, or by scanning the driver's QR code, and complete the transaction by entering their password. Users will receive an electronic receipt through the app after each payment. The entire service is free of charge for both the user and the taxi driver.

Ovidiu Olea, CEO of Valoot, said, "We are delighted to further extend our partnership with Alipay in Hong Kong. Since the launch of Valoot Pay, our taxi payment app, last year, we have seen fantastic take-up from both passengers and drivers for electronic payments in Hong Kong taxis. This joint campaign with Alipay will add a significant boost to our mission to offer electronic alternatives to cash payments in Hong Kong taxis."  

This campaign further demonstrates Alipay's continued commitment to the Hong Kong market, and is the latest sign of the growing partnership between Alipay and its local partners.

Venetia Lee, General Manager of Alipay Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, said "We are pleased to be partnering with Valoot once again as we continue to build out our payment platform on Hong Kong taxis. Expanding our offering to ensure a more seamless experience for our users and merchants is one of our top priorities not only in Hong Kong, but right across southern China's Greater Bay Area, and we will continue to look for opportunities to work with our partners to find the best solutions possible."


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.