Spending by foreign tourists in New Zealand surged by almost 20% in the year ended March, buoyed by rising numbers of visitors from Australia and China.
China has denied recent report that it ordered travel agencies to cut tour packages to South Korea.
Verifone partnered with Alipay to enable retailers in North America and Europe to accept payments from Chinese tourists.
A Citi report said that 90% of the Chinese travelers opt to travel independently and outbound tourism by elderly Chinese is growing 217%.
On invitation by ITB Asia, TravelDaily China hosted a session at the B2B travel trade show for Asia on China’s outbound tourism and digital marketing on October 19.
Chinese airlines have responded to OTAs by focusing on direct sales and axing agency commission fees. At the heart of their argument was that the move was for consumers.
Chinese hotel marketing providers DirectBooking.cn, Amttnet.com and Medeen.net announced that the three companies will merge under DirectBooking.
Ctrip has invested in two of North America’s largest tour operators to build up its destination service and procurement system in the area.
Groupon Inc. agreed to buy fellow daily-deals provider LivingSocial, uniting two top names in a once hot-sector that fell out favor with both investors and shoppers.
Passengers realize that the air ticket is not what it used to be and having to buy ancillary services is now part of the process of a trip.
Airbnb is to embark on programme to gather more information about the hosts of its 2.5 million listings around the world.
Some 52% of the mavericks who move straight to booking without any research are business travelers, according to TripAdvisor.
MakeMyTrip's gross bookings reached USD 493.5 million in Q2 2017, representing a YoY increase of 16.9%.
External brands may come in early and try to grab market share, but find as the market matures, home-grown services make their own move and unseat the early-starters.
Nearby Deal provides should help advertisers in the long run. A well informed user may convert higher since they are prequalifying further before clicking to the site.
Over 80% of airline passengers would give more personal information to airlines and airports to build a more “customised travel experience”, according to an IATA survey.
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