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UnionPay Seeks Cape Town Product Offers

CAPE TOWN, 07 August 2018 – UnionPay International is working to forge relationships with Cape Town-based tourism operators to offer incentives aimed at attracting the Chinese market.

Co-ordinated by Cape Town Tourism, a business breakfast session took place at the Vista Marina Restaurant (V&A Waterfront) on Thursday, 26 July. Accommodation, tour operators, tour guides and activity service providers were invited to attend and the speaker line-up includes Roxanne Lombard (Cape Town Tourism), Duke Malan (Hilburg Malan), Xing Gan (UnionPay International), Grant Newton (Shimansky) and Bradley Brouwer (President: Global Trade for South African Tourism).

 “We’re thrilled to be expanding our footprint into South Africa and further afield in the continent,” says UnionPay International Representative, “The Chinese and Asian markets are some of the fastest growing markets for travel into South Africa and we need to facilitate business accordingly. In light of current developments in the BRICS formation, this trend is only set to increase as more Chinese citizens travel to South Africa for business, leisure and investment purposes.”

 “UnionPay cards have become the commonly used payment method of Chinese outbound tourists and are gaining popularity among an increasing number of global consumers. As a result, we’re looking to forge closer relationships between Chinese and local tourism operators in an effort to facilitate a smooth travelling experience for our clients.”

 “UnionPay promotes travel and retail services providers through our vast marketing channels, local and international,” says UnionPay International Representative. “We succeed through memberships and partnerships with banks, tour operators, online operators, governments and tourism authorities around the world. Partner with UnionPay to reach the world’s largest cardholder base.”

Participation is free of charge for any businesses in the tourism and retail industry. The company is looking at discretional offers that vendors are willing to extend to the UnionPay global cardholder base.

To register an offer for UnionPay cardholders, Cape Town-based product owners and tour operators can email [email protected].

About UnionPay International:  A subsidiary of China UnionPay, UnionPay International (UPI) focuses on international business. In partnership with more than 1,800 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has extended its card acceptance to 170 countries and regions globally, with issuance in 48 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost-effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient localized services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants. For more information visit

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