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Mobile payments using apps like WeChat are extremely popular with Chinese consumers Mobile payments using apps like WeChat are extremely popular with Chinese consumers

Centara Launches Mobile Payment Solution

Centara Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement with TreePay, a specialised payment facilitator, to develop a system to allow Chinese customers to use their mobiles to pay for accommodation and services at Centara properties.

The Wechat Pay solution is set to first be introduced at Centara’s Thailand-based hotels and resorts within the year, before being rolled out to the company’s other properties.

“Our goal to double in size over the next five years will be achieved by serving growing markets better,” stated Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO, Centara Hotels & Resorts. “Our strategies include opening new properties in China as well as attracting more Chinese [guests] to our hotels in Thailand and elsewhere. One way we do this is by improving our service infrastructure. Being able to accept mobile payments is an important component.”