As part of 2016 TravelDaily Conference which will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 in Shanghai, China Travel Innovation challenge will be held in the afternoon of Sept. 1.
Alipay launched its Overseas Transportation Card, a service that allows Chinese tourists to buy transportation cards from their Alipay App in mobile phones.
The leisure travel wholesale arm of Asiatravel.com, TAcentre.com, has made its first foray into China. The Chinese platformTAcenter.cn carries over 500 airlines, 200,000 hotels and a multitude of packages.
Marriott-Starwood merger is taking longer to close, thanks to Chinese authorities extending their review, and is turning out to be less enticing than Marriott had envisioned.
Net income at China Southern fell 10% in the first six months while Hainan Airline reported a 4.4% gain and net income of Spring Airlines climbed to RMB 740 million.
Beijing-based travel technology company Varitrip has released China's first GDS for tours and activities to cater to the industry's on-demand and live booking operations.
Tnooz’s third China hackathon, co-produced by Travel Daily, drew 15 developer teams to Alibaba’sAlitrip campus in Hangzhou on 25 August.
China's three biggest airlines are poised to report losses totaling RMB 8.5 billion from currency swings this year as a weaker yuan proves a drag.
Qantas Group’s low-fares airline, the Jetstar Group, recently reported record underlying EBIT of USD 452 million, up 97% for fiscal year 2016.
Loyalty schemes have been front and centre in advertising campaigns from the large hotel chains this year, as they look to increase their proportion of direct bookings.
Over the past couple of months, TripAdvisor has been participating in Google’s hotel metasearch program.
Enrolments are significantly up as are points redemptions since the launch of Your Rate and direct booking grew by two points.
The Aloft Hotels brand is trying another tech-heavy initiative to position itself as a forward-thinking chain: voice-activated room services.
Expedia, Inc., is the first online travel intermediary to begin displaying a hotel chain’s discounted loyalty rates next to standard rates. It’s also the first to cheerlead for a hotel’s own loyalty program.
TripAdvisor has acquired Citymaps, a New York City-based, social-mapping startup.
While some analysts say the company faces increasing competition from larger rivals that have stolen its playbook, HotelTonight says it became profitable in April, continues to grow and is even eyeing a possible public offering.
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