Millions of consumers use Yelp every day to find great local businesses in their own backyard. Yelp’s wealth of local content also comes in handy when planning trips to new places, allowing visitors to avoid touristy spots and travel like a local. Digital payments platform Alipay is launching an integration of Yelp content into their mobile lifestyle app, Alipay Wallet, to do just that. The integration will help Chinese travelers find the best local businesses when they’re visiting America.
Alipay users visiting New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco can use the feature to see Yelp ratings and reviews of local businesses within the Alipay Wallet app.
Alipay is already used by 520 million Chinese consumers. Four million Chinese travelers are expected to visit North America this year. Not only will access to reliable and high-quality local content help travelers have a great time, it will help businesses connect with those travelers as well.
Alipay’s use of Yelp content is a great example of the wide range of possibilities with Yelp Fusion integrated in apps and services. For developers interested in using the Yelp Fusion API, check out yelp.com/fusion to get started and see showcased integrations into products including augmented reality, voice assistants, data visualization, navigation, and more.