It's the first foray that Google has made that specifically targets corporate travel, in particular employees working for small businesses.
"Baoku Online will increase their hotel suppliers and enterprise client base by taking advantage of access to the Shiji platform eco system." said Kevin King, Chief Operating Officer, Shiji.
The home-share giant aims at 1 billion guests by 2028, and expects China to become Airbnb’s biggest source market by 2020.
In 2017, 70% of global venture capital funding went to companies based in China and India, while just 23% went to companies based in the United States and 3% to Europe.
The changes come after Airbnb shuttered its service for a month in Beijing.
Tencent, followed by Alibaba, remained China’s most valuable brand. Ctrip increased by 36% to a brand value of USD 3,063 million, ranking 34th.
Customized B&B brand Sweetome Group has announced its core strategy of “sharing accommodation” and the completion of a new round of financing backed by real estate conglomerate Poly Capital.
Meituan says about 90% of its user traffic comes through its own app, which significantly lowers the cost of getting its current customers to try new services.
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