Today's younger generation in China tends to choose online channels when it comes to shopping, even for luxury brands with relatively high prices.
Air Canada and Air China Limited on December 12 announced that the airlines will expand their mutual codeshare services and lounge agreement in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism.
Chinese home-sharing company Xiaozhu will partner with Alipay, China's largest mobile payment platform, to launch face-recognition-enabled smart locks by the end of this year.
One answer would be for Ofo and Mobike to merge.
Chinese tourists’ spending on local food in Japan accounted for more than 55% of their overall expenditure excluding hotels and air tickets, according to Meituan Travel’s data collected overseas.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton, has released a new report exploring factors influencing traveler behavior and preference in China.
Expedia wants to expand outside the North America but making inroads into the world’s most influential travel market will be a tough ask in the face of increasingly fierce competition.
COTRI published its forecast for Chinese outbound arrival numbers for 2018 last week, declaring that the annual total of border crossings is projected to reach 154 million, up 6.3% YoY.
Airlines are increasingly aware of the value-added benefits of inflight connectivity options. About half of airlines plan to offer free connectivity and 42% are considering paid-for wifi.
Airbnb charges guests a service fee of 5-15% of the cost of a reservation, and charges hosts another 3%; but CryptoBnB's founder says they will charge a total of 2% or 3% at most.
Growth of listings is slowing in some of Airbnb’s biggest cities, pushing the company to look for revenue from traditional hospitality ventures.
Global spend on tours and activities has increased 34% since last summer and the overall share of mobile bookings has grown from 30% a few years ago to 45% currently.
The deal includes includes Hoseasons, a 70-year-old camping business cottages.com, James Villa Holidays, and Blackstone and CVC Capital are also interested in buying the rental sites.
OTAs are 56% more likely to cite data as the greatest barrier to delivering personalised experiences, but transportation, hospitality and restaurant companies think human elements are crucial.
TripAdvisor's stewardship of the business - via a $200 million deal of buying Viator in 2014 - is taking the incorrect route and not capitalizing on the strength of the original brand.
Schrager said, the hotel industry needs to beat Airbnb by focusing on developing communal spaces, because Airbnb “can’t do it.”
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