Verifone and Alipay offer taxi payment solution for Chinese travellers

Chinese travellers to Las Vegas and New York can now pay for taxis with their Alipay Mobile Wallet thanks an extended partnership between Alipay and Verifone.

By the end of this month Verifone Taxi Solutions will allow 2,100 Las Vegas taxis to accept Alipay. NewYork’s 14,000 taxis will begin acceptance in November.

Souheil Badran

“Paying for taxis can be one of the most stressful elements of traveling abroad, particularly if you don’t speak the language,” said Souheil Badran, President, Alipay North America.

“By extending our partnership with Verifone to taxis in New York and Las Vegas, two of the most popular destinations in America for Chinese tourists, we are giving greater confidence to Chinese travellers that they will be able to pay for their taxi ride using the same convenient payment method they use at home, without language barriers.”

“Chinese visitors to the U.S. are increasing in number every year and we are continuing to elevate the cashless payment experience by making it easy to pay inside American taxi cabs,” said Amos Tamam, Senior Vice President of Global Taxi Systems, Verifone.

“Enabling Alipay acceptance is yet another example of leveraging our smart transportation platform to drive utilization of traditional taxis which offer the safety of licensed and professional drivers along with predictable pricing.”