Metasearch remains the core focus with direct bookings representing no more than 15%-20% of total booking volume.
Trip.com acquires a single-digit percentage of Smart Order’s shares as part of the deal.
OAG data indicate Asian markets expect the return of Chinese travelers; Trip.com CEO hopes Asian aviation hubs recover quickly after Middle East carriers grab share.
Taiwanese were still worried about a resurgence of the pandemic.
The demand in China continues to be quite resilient.
Chinese airlines tap language training, live-streaming to generate more revenues; Macau hotel locked down after COVID case.
In the first half of June, the number of air tickets rose 31% compared with the second half of May.
Bookings for group tours increased 109% from the previous week.
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