SHANGHAI, Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has announced a partnership with UnionPay International to create a direct-payment experience for Travelzoo members in China. UnionPay is the world's largest card-payment company with more than 7 billion cards issued globally. Its service network covers 174 countries and regions.
With this partnership, Travelzoo has simplified the payment process for its members in China by removing all third-party payment platforms. Travelzoo members can now pay directly through a dedicated channel with their UnionPay cards. Secondly, Travelzoo's Local Deals and Getaways offers will become accessible to UnionPay's users in China under the "UnionPay Exclusive Offer" category through location-based services (LBS) technology. UnionPay cardholders will receive a recommended Travelzoo deal close to where they are every time they use their UnionPay cards to make a purchase.
During the test period, traffic to Travelzoo's site increased by more than 20%, and Local Deals and Getaways revenue increased by approximately 60%.
"We are very excited by the benefits this partnership will bring to our members," said Scott Wang, General Manager of Travelzoo in Greater China. "Travelzoo inspires people to experience the world, and a direct-payment solution is essential to enable members to enjoy irresistible offers smoothly. With LBS technology, high-quality offers will be presented to more UnionPay users in the future, providing a great opportunity for us to encourage more consumers to join our Travelzoo family."
"Travelzoo is a trusted partner to UnionPay International because of its high-quality travel and entertainment offers, produced by a most rigorous and independent review process," commented Sheng Jinchun, General Manager of Product Development at UnionPay International. "We look forward to making it easy for both UnionPay users and Travelzoo members to make purchases and experience the world."
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