Book direct looks to be on life support in the Chinese market as more than 70% of Chinese digital bookings are made through OTAs according to EyeforTravel’s Chinese Travel Consumer Report 2017-2018.
Payments made in European stores using the Chinese mobile payment app Alipay increased six-fold over this month's Golden Week, according to the tech company.
Withlocals has more than 1,200 bookable private tours on its platform, covering 24 cities globally. Research says that the market for personalized tours will be worth $6.8 billion a year by 2020.
New report says Chinese travel consumers are far ahead of curve compared to the rest of the world, living in a predominantly mobile society, favoring on-the-go payment solutions and online shopping.
The top priority is to provide best user experience.
Winding Tree helps Lufthansa Group enable all innovative partners who develop cutting-edge travel applications to access these offers via a decentralized and intermediate-free travel marketplace.
Research shows the activities market was worth about $135 billion last year and predicts it will increase to $183 billion by 2020.
Chinese accommodation sharing firm Tujia announced that its online platform has closed $300 million E round funding, following the separation of Tujia’s online and offline departments.
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