International visitor spending hits $11 billion and highlights importance of China market.
KLOOK introduced the CCO role as part of its mission to enhance travel destination services and provide world-class travel tech solutions for merchant partners around the world.
For the first time in nearly a century, the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, opened at night on Tuesday, forming part of Beijing's Lantern Festival celebration.
Even if there are no direct air services to related destinations, Croatia had 192,000 Chinese tourists which represented growth of 53% while Iceland welcomed 66,000 tourists reported in 2017.
On March 31, HKDL will open “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!”, an interactive experience that forms the second installment in expansion of HKDL’s Marvel-themed area into a hub.
Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing is reportedly expanding in Latin America based on the job postings and a company official.
Outbound visits are forecast to climb 11 percent this year to over 166 million, while inbound tourism will see about 143 million visits, up about 1 percent.
Universities and the industry need to collaborate better to inform students about work in the hotel and hospitality sector.
Using AI to generate more relevance for the consumer can reduce acquisition costs by as much as 50% while increasing revenue by 43%.
Egencia has launched Hotel Conversations and new Air and Hotel packages, its existing Travel Tracker is also getting an upgrade.
BCD Travel’s TripSource uses real-time messaging capabilities to provide travel updates such as flight delays to help travelers have a seamless, well-informed experience.
Hotelbeds now offers hotels larger and wider range of travel buying intermediaries of more than 60,000 worldwide.
India is now one of the fastest growing outbound tourism markets in the world, second only to China. The UNWTO estimates that India will account for 50 Mn outbound tourists by 2020.
Lonely Planet choose to acquire rather than distributing through third parties likely has to do with LP wanting to keep its content unique, as well as acquiring ArrivalGuides’ existing customers.
While architecture and design enable properties to curate a memorable stay, it’s also a powerful tool for communicating a brand’s message.
A proliferation of soft brands, online travel agencies, homesharing players offer independent hotels new distribution and marketing choices, but are intensifying the competition for players such as WorldHotels.
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