Alipay expected to boost St. Petersburg tourism

Updated 2018-04-20 09:47:02

Warships participate in the celebration of the Navy Day on the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 31, 2016. The Navy Day is a national holiday in Russia that normally takes place on the last Sunday of July.

St. Petersburg in Russia is partnering up with Alibaba's Alipay to attract more Chinese tourists.

Russia's Sputnik reports that the city's tourism authorities are expected to sign an agreement with Alipay at the Digital Forum, currently held in the city.

Figures from World Without Borders show that 24,000 Chinese tourists visited St. Petersburg under a visa-free policy during the first three months of this year.

Over 100,000 people from China are expected to visit Russia during the World Cup between June 14 and July 15.

Data from Alibaba's Ant Financial show Russia is Alipay's biggest overseas market, providing one third of its total overseas business volume.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58March 19 2019 13:30:16

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16March 19 2019 13:30:16

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18March 19 2019 13:30:16

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords