WATERLOO, Ont.- Waterloo Region Tourism Marketing Corporation is set to partner with OTT Pay Inc. to introduce Chinese mobile payment services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, into local tourism businesses to increase travel and shopping consumption in the Waterloo Region.

The partnership with OTT Pay, member of the OTT Group, a Canadian group of companies specialized in international financial services, will be announced at Waterloo Tourism’s annual general meeting on April 19.

“We are looking forward to this partnership with OTT Pay and know that as we attract more Chinese visitors to our region, this service will be popular,” says Minto Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo Tourism. “Our region prides itself on cultural diversity so with this partnership, international visitors can gain financial reliability and security.”

Managing finances away from home can be a burden for international visitors, which is why partnering with a company like OTT Pay is essential to a region like Waterloo. Through reliable cashless payment services, visitors shopping throughout Waterloo are able to have the convenience and security they expect through OTT Pay.

“Through our partnership with Waterloo Tourism, OTT Pay will help Waterloo increase its engagement and commerce with Chinese travelers by helping promote its brand, attractions and services the great region has to offer,” says Elaine Liu, Senior Public Relations with OTT Pay Inc.

Travelling to another country can take a great deal of planning, so having transaction security beforehand will go a long way to ensure peace of mind for Waterloo visitors. “Waterloo has many services and attractions to offer its visitors, so we want to do what we can to make purchasing goods and services easy for international consumers,” says Ms. Schneider.

 For more information, please visit www.explorewaterlooregion.com, or connect with Waterloo Tourism on social media; Like it on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ExploreWR.

About OTT Pay Inc.

As an official payment service and marketing partner of WeChat and Alipay, OTT Pay is a leading platform that seamlessly connects Canadian merchants to Chinese consumers. OTT Pay Inc. is a member of the OTT Group of Companies, a diversified financial services group that has been delivering trusted financial services to the Chinese-Canadian community since 2006. The Group provides services in securities distribution, investment brokerage, asset management, and foreign exchange. For more information about OTT Pay, please visit www.ottpay.com  

About Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation

Founded in 2007, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation (WRTMC) is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for the Region of Waterloo. They are a non-profit marketing and image development organization with extensive knowledge on the development of destination profiling, awareness building programs and strategic partnerships.

WRTMC has partnered with hundreds of members within the Region to further their marketing efforts reach by promoting the region to high-potential markets.