Indian Visitors Can Pay Eiffel Tower Fees with UPI

UPI Now Available at Eiffel Tower

Indian Visitors: Indian tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris can now utilize the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for ticket purchases, aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of globalizing UPI.

The introduction of UPI at the iconic landmark marks a significant move in enhancing payment convenience for Indian visitors.

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To use UPI, Indian tourists can simply scan a QR code on the Eiffel Tower website with their UPI-enabled applications, streamlining the payment process.

UPI, initiated by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in 2016, consolidates multiple bank accounts into a single mobile app, offering seamless fund routing and merchant payments.

NPCI International Payments (NIPL), a subsidiary of NPCI, collaborated with French e-commerce and payments provider Lyra to facilitate the acceptance of UPI payments in France, starting with the Eiffel Tower.

Indian tourists represent the second-largest group of international visitors to the iconic landmark. The Eiffel Tower’s adoption of UPI payments makes it the trailblazer in offering this service in France.

Plans are underway to extend UPI payments to other merchants in the tourism and retail sectors across France and Europe, as stated by NPCI.

This development allows mobile numbers to be used for money transfers between the two nations through virtual payment addresses, promoting quick and affordable transactions.

Overall, the integration of UPI at the Eiffel Tower not only enhances the payment experience for Indian tourists but also sets the stage for broader adoption in the European tourism and retail landscape.

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