Verifone and Alipay have announced the extension of their existing global partnership to Verifone Taxi Solutions, according to a press release.
Through the agreement, Chinese consumers traveling in New York and Las Vegas will be able to pay for taxis in the U.S. for the first time using their Alipay mobile wallet.
By the end of October, 2,100 taxis in Las Vegas will accept Alipay upon checkout, and an additional 14,000 taxis in New York City are slated to accept Alipay in November this year.
“Paying for taxis can be one of the most stressful elements of traveling abroad, particularly if you don’t speak the language,” Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, said in the release. “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 travelers that they will be able to pay for their taxi ride using the same convenient payment method they use at home, without language barriers.”
Verifone and Alipay began partnering in 2016 to enable merchants in Europe and North America to accept Alipay in stores.