Dusit Hotels to Accept WeChat Pay

Dusit Hotels has become the first in Thailand to accept WeChat Pay at its properties, offering its customers more convenience during their stay.

Dusit Hotels, in a new partnership with Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright Public Company Limited, will be the first hotel group in the kingdom to accept WeChat Pay at its properties.

WeChat Pay, part of China’s largest mobile instant messaging WeChat app, allows users to pay bills, order goods, transfer money to other users, and pay in selected stores directly via smartphone using credit from their personal WeChat Pay accounts.

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The new partnership agreement will see Dusit Hotels become the first hospitality group in Thailand to accept WeChat Pay at its restaurants, spas, and participating outlets, as well as for hotel rooms upon check-out, initially at its owned properties in Thailand and subsequently its other properties around the world. Users will be able to pay their hotel bills by simply scanning a QR code to have the relevant fee deducted from their accounts.

Authorized by the Bank of Thailand, Asset Bright will process all e-payments made via WeChat Pay at Dusit hotels in Thailand; while Ksher will implement and maintain the WeChat Pay system, including providing online security and technical support.

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According to the figures released by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chinese visitors now account for 27% of all foreign travellers to Thailand.

“In China’s top-tier cities, approximately 90 percent of stores now accept WeChat Pay as a payment method and the platform’s reach is starting to expand globally,” says Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer of Dusit Hotels and Resorts. “By implementing WeChat Pay, our Chinese guests will now be able to benefit from favourable exchange rates and occasional exclusive promotions, so we are confident it will be a huge success.”

In addition to all Dusit hotels in China, WeChat Pay is now accepted at all Dusit-owned hotels in Thailand, including Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, DusitPrincess Chiang Mai, DusitPrincess Srinakarin Bangkok, and dusitD2Chiang Mai.

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