Montreal hotels can now offer a popular mobile payment service to Chinese guests

AHGM and Motion Pay announce preferred agreement to hoteliers to provide Alipay and WeChat Pay payment service

 

The Hotel Association of Greater Montreal and Motion Pay Technology Inc. are partnering to provide convenient payment options for Chinese hotel guests in Canada’s beautiful Montreal. Participating AHGM members can now offer guests direct access to their Alipay and WeChat Pay accounts. Official launch will be made tonight at the 2017 Hotelia Awards.

The Association’s member hotels which offers 16,500 rooms can take advantage of a lower-cost option for easy payments from Chinese tourists, business people and travellers staying in Montreal. The Motion Pay service allows customers to access popular Alipay and WeChat Pay accounts, and pay in China RMB payments. The company’s fully integrated service converts the China RMB to Canadian dollars for the hotel.

Eve Paré, AHGM Chief Executive Officer says: “Our partnership with Motion Pay is a bonus for everyone, and provides for our member hotels another high-value service. This payment service is very attractive for Chinese guests who want the convenience of accessing their WeChat Pay and Alipay accounts.”

The number of Chinese tourists visiting the city is expected to increase steadily over the next few years, thanks to the addition of direct flights from Montreal. To date, there are five flights a week to Beijing and seven to Shanghai. It is also expected that this trend will continue, especially given that both countries have agreed to make 2018 the Canada-China Tourism Year.

“Chinese tourism to Montreal is surging, and we are very pleased to be partnering with AHGM and providing our service to Montreal’s hotels” says Eric Paquet, Motion Pay’s president and Chief Operating Officer. “Motion Pay’s secure technology, and convenient point of sale terminals are a powerful customer-service tool for Montreal-based hoteliers and businesses with Chinese clients.”

About Motion Pay

Motion Pay Technology Inc – www.motionpay.ca – is the first Canadian company to have working partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay, the largest mobile payment providers in China. It gives Canadian businesses fully integrated payment services designed to attract greater sales opportunities from the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who travel and live in Canada.

About the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal

The Hotel Association of Greater Montreal (AHGM) – www.ahgm.org – is the professional association of the leading hotel establishments in Montreal. Its mission is to play an essential role as a driving force as well as to represent its members, who are indispensable to the growth and development of tourism and the economy. The AHGM engages, informs and supports its members through the promotion of practices that meet the highest standards of excellence in the world.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eric Paquet, President and COO
Motion Pay Technology Inc.
(514) 771-4000
eric.paquet@motionpay.ca
Eve Paré, CEO
Hotel association of Greater Montreal
514 939-2583
epare@ahgm.org

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