Australian soccer great Tim Cahill is the new face for Load&Go China, the widely accepted must-have China travel card on offer from Australia Post and UnionPay International.
Cahill has just finished his first season with Shanghai Shenhua and is all too aware of the challenges that can arise when travelling in China.
“I love living and working in China and there is so much to explore,” he says. “But it is very important all travellers have arrangements in place to securely and easily access cash at ATMs and make payments, especially in shops, and restaurants. And that’s where Load&Go China is invaluable.”
Tim Cahill will be spreading the word about the many benefits of the Load&Go China card as well as tips about travelling in China. The campaign will feature across prominent social media including YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram.
Viewers will see Tim Cahill enjoy Peking Duck at one of his favourite Shanghai restaurants, bargain-hunt at a busy market and reveal his passion for karaoke – just a few of the many local activities that can become awkward unless a traveller is carrying cash or an accepted credit card.
“Many travellers are not aware that regular credit cards are not always widely accepted in China and I’ve had friends and family who’ve come to stay with me experience this first hand,” Tim Cahill said. “Load&Go China is issued through UnionPay, the most widely accepted card network in China, and is recognised and accepted across the country.”
September 17, 2015, Shanghai, China – Australia Post Load & Go card with Tim Cahill.
Load&Go China is a prepaid reloadable travel card that enjoys acceptance across China, including throughout regional areas, and provides access to cash at more than 600,000 ATMs. A dual currency card offering Chinese Yuan (CNY) and Australian Dollars (AUD), currency value can be locked in before travel begins and, for extra security, cards can be registered and set up with a PIN.
Load&Go China extends Australia Post’s existing range of travel services and Load&Go travel products.
Other Load&Go China card features include zero dollar commission on transfers between AUD and CNY, no card cost and no reload fees. An online portal allows cardholders to manage their card and review transactions.
The card is now available from Australia Post offices or online at auspost.com.au/loadandgochina.