Value growth for 2017 is expected to be strong at 4.1% in 2017, decelerating to 3.1% in 2018, and a minor economic deceleration is expected in China.
Estimation shows that 750,000 Chinese tourists will have visited Canada by the end of 2017, a 23% increase over the previous year.
Airlines are increasingly aware of the value-added benefits of inflight connectivity options. About half of airlines plan to offer free connectivity and 42% are considering paid-for wifi.
OTAs are 56% more likely to cite data as the greatest barrier to delivering personalised experiences, but transportation, hospitality and restaurant companies think human elements are crucial.
Amazon started with e-commerce and then moved into logistics, but AirAsia plans to work backward by building a duty-free shopping platform and mobile payment platform BigPay.
Only one-third (31%) of travelers from APAC contact their families when on business trips, compared with half of business travelers from the Americas and around a quarter (27%) of Europeans.
Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, shared data reporting a 93% overall increase in Asia-Pacific hotel bookings in 2017 compared to the same time in 2016.
The One Belt One Road initiative attracted over 7 million visitors to China last year and 10 million Chinese travelers visited OBOR countries, up 71%, according to a Ctrip report.
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