Macau’s payment provider, Macau Pass, is collaborating with Kakao Pay, South Korea’s popular mobile payment and digital wallet service, on two discount promotions held in Macau before and after the Asian Games.
This partnership leverages Alipay+’s cross-border digital payments and marketing solutions, which aim to facilitate cross-border mobile payments for Korean travelers seamlessly.
Currently, South Korea ranks among the top 5 market sources for visitors to Macau. According to official statistical data, Macau welcomed 111,229 South Korean visitors from January to September.
The recent promotion runs from October 16 to 31. To attract more Korean visitors and support the Macau Tourism Office’s tourism+ initiatives, Kakao Pay users visiting Macau during this promotion period can enjoy an unconditional 15 percent discount at various F&B stores operated by Galaxy Macau.
Macau Pass also supports Alipay+ partner e-wallets. In addition to Kakao Pay, Alipay, and AlipayHK, three leading e-wallets in Asia—GCash (the Philippines), Touch ‘n Go eWallet (Malaysia), and TrueMoney (Thailand)—were added in May this year.
Sun Ho, Chairman and CEO of Macau Pass, stated, ‘In the future, Macau Pass will collaborate with Alipay+ and other mobile payment partners in Southeast Asia to launch innovative marketing activities for local merchants and foreign tourists, providing resources to enhance efficiency.