After establishing a global partnership with Agoda, China's largest online house-sharing marketplace Xiaozhu announced a strategic partnership with Fliggy, the travel brand under Alibaba on April 24.
More than 700 exhibitors from 80 different countries – more floor space for exhibitors from Middle East and Latin America – many newcomers.
The discussions are in early stages, and DiDi hasn't decided on a listing venue.
China was the most important source market for tourist spending in 2017, according to preliminary data published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Tuesday.
A Macao developer is tapping into the rental and hotel segments to cash in on the opportunities expected from the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge this year and the upswing in property prices.
China has 700 ski resorts and more than a million skiers and snowboarders, but more than half of them prefer Japan and Canada, where the service is better, the weather less harsh and the prices lower.
China is set to emerge as the Philippines' top tourist source thanks to "exceptionally stronger government to government relations," according to a Philippine lawmaker on Saturday.
Alibaba is working with Thailand to upgrade and tailor high-quality global travel services, said China's e-commerce giant founder Jack Ma on Thursday.
Travelzoo announced revenue of USD 30.9 million and operating profit of USD 3.7 million in Q1 2018. "Revenue growth accelerated in all three regions, leading to much stronger earnings," said Travelzoo CEO.
Total revenue slightly decreased to €259.4 million in the first quarter of 2018; net loss was €21.8 million; selling and marketing expense was 99% of revenues.
Overall, Marriott's foray into vacation homes looks promising, and actually gives Airbnb a run for its rentals.
Unlike traditional OTAs, Culture Trip’s new online travel service will leverage the brand’s inspirational stories and utility content, powered by contributors in more than 300 locations.
56% of people would rather message a business than call customer service and more than half of respondents said they are more likely to shop with a business they can message directly.
Marriott relaunched its Moments marketplace recently; loyal guests can both earn and redeem points by shopping for these experiences—110,000 of them in all, across 1,000 global destinations.
Bokun offers exceptional value in the market. It currently offers subscriptions for €100 per month, versus the industry standard of 5%-6% taken on online bookings.
The tours and activities sector is expected to double in gross bookings to $27 billion in 2020; Ctrip, Google and TripAdvisor are also with aspirations in tours and activities.
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