The partnership will provide Trip.com Group with access to Hotelbeds’ Beyond The Bed portfolio of more than 18,000 activities in 690 destinations.
Qualifying foreign carriers currently barred from operating flights to mainland China will be allowed once-per-week flights into a city of their choosing, starting on June 8.
The Trump administration is banning Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the US; Global online travel agencies will drop rate parity terms on Korean regulatory demand.
Smaller hotels are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus impact and that may present an opportunity for the online giants to help while growing their own influence.
This is a disappointment for those waiting for a ‘Greater Bay Area travel bubble’ to kick in this month.
A greater loss would be the A380’s smaller cargo hold compared to the 777.
In fact, China is ideally poised to exploit strategically the situation created by the pandemic.
The CAAC is only allowing foreign and Chinese carriers to fly one flight per week between a country and China.
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