While some are on a train home, others are busy flying abroad.
Many of them are middle-aged, born between 1960 and 1979, Alipay said. They are catching up with the younger generation on mobile payment and have become the most significant spenders while traveling abroad, Nielsen and Alipay reported.
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“We are excited to see the robust growth in the use of Alipay by overseas travelers from third-and-fourth tier cities and middle-aged vacationers. This really highlights how mobile payment is taking root in China’s outbound tourism market,” said Janice Chen, Head of Business Operation, Cross-Border Business, Alipay.
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