NextPax, Trip.com launch automated holiday rentals connectivity
>> Dutch channel management technology provider NextPax said it has worked with Trip.com to launch an automated connection solution for holiday rentals. Teaming up with Vtrips’ Steve Milo allowed NextPax to put the first 2,000 US-based vacation rental properties on Trip.com Group's platforms.
How are Chinese travel influencers handling COVID-19?
>> Canceled trips are the most obvious cost of COVID-19 for Chinese travel influencers. With no trips to report on, many of them have filled the gap by pivoting to more general lifestyle content. But they can still be valuable in rebuilding consumer confidence that it is indeed safe to travel. This could be helpful to airports, hotels, restaurants, tourism administrations, and pretty much everyone with a stake in the travel business.
Delta, United hope to resume China flights in June
>> Delta Air Lines and United Airlines hope to resume flights to China in June, four months after they suspended service to the country during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. But any resumption in passenger flights is subject to Chinese government approval, both carriers said. American Airlines is not expecting a significant uptick in travel to China anytime soon. The carrier has suspended flights to both Beijing and Shanghai until the end of October.
Kempinski reopens all hotels in China
>> Following early signs of recovery and eased lockdowns after the coronavirus spread in China, Kempinski Hotels has reopened all of its hotels in the country. New, strict safety and hygiene procedures have been put in place to comply with local authorities and WHO guidelines.
Hilton reopens hotels in China
>> Hilton has reopened hotels in mainland China after closing them due to the coronavirus crisis, the hotel company said in a press release. Hilton closed 150 of its hotels in China in February this year, according to a report by CNBC . The company has a total of 255 properties in the Greater China region.