Visit Santa Barbara was the host for Visit California’s Global “China Ready” seminar, which will be conducted in 10 cities throughout California from September to December. The Central Coast session was held at Belmond El Encanto and had nearly 100 attendees including hotels, wineries, restaurants, Central Coast tourism bureaus, retail shops and excursion companies. Representatives from Visit Santa Barbara, Visit California, BRIC Marketing Group and UnionPay International (a Chinese credit card company) all spoke at the seminar, educating attendees on how to make their businesses “China friendly” and how to properly welcome this important No. 1 international market into California. Click here to download a copy of the presentation (password: csrtsb30).
Discover clients can use "UNION PAY" credit cards Open up a world of Revenue opportunities by accepting Union Pay In SOLVANG! Union Pay is the most popular card brand in China. The overwheling majority of Chinese travelers carry their UnionPay debit and credit cards when they travel abroad.
According to the US Department of Commerce,in year 2014 the aveage amount spent by a touristfrom China is $10,800 per trip.
UnionPay”, which literally means interoperable service of bank card, is a brand co-owned by China bankcard industry.
Ever since the establishment of UnionPay in 2002, the three-color logo of UnionPay brand has appeared on over 4.6 billion pieces of bankcards. UnionPay card can not only be used in China, but also be accepted in 141 countries and regions outside China until November 2010, accompanying the wonderful life of hundreds of millions of cardholders.