OYO China announces CFO's resignation
>> OYO announced on July 6 that the company's China unit CFO Wilson Li has resigned. Anuj Tejpal, chief business development officer of OYO Rooms and legal representative of OYO China, said in an internal letter that Mr. Li has decided to move on from the company, "to pursue other professional opportunities". Before joining OYO China, Mr. Li served as CFO of car rental giant CAR Inc.
Rental platform Xiaozhu partners with ByteDance's corporate service
>> ByteDance's enterprise communication and collaboration platform Feishu, a rival of Alibaba's DingTalk, has recently teamed up with short-term rental platform Xiaozhu.com in a strategic partnership. The two companies aim at deepening cooperation in corporate travel service by combining alternative rental and business travel.
China embassy issues Canada travel warning
>> China issued a travel warning for Canada on Monday and said bilateral relations could deteriorate further over Ottawa’s response to a national security law in Hong Kong. Canada last week suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and halted exports of sensitive military gear to the city. It has also updated its travel advice for Hong Kong, saying the new national security legislation enacted by China could put Canadians at an increased risk.
The Australian government has also warned against travelling to China saying citizens may be “at risk of arbitrary detention.”
United Airlines resumes flights to Hong Kong from Singapore, San Francisco
>> United Airlines service between Singapore and San Francisco via Hong Kong is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, July 8, the carrier said in a statement. The service will allow customers in Singapore to visit the United States via Hong Kong, while offering nonstop service for customers travelling between Hong Kong and San Francisco, as well as between Hong Kong and Singapore.
China temporarily halts a foreign airline's flight due to virus cases
>> China's civil aviation administration (CAAC), in line with previously-issued guidelines, has temporarily halted operations by US-Bangla Airlines' flight BS325 from Dhaka to Guangzhou for a week starting on July 6, after five passengers on that flight tested positive for the coronavirus on June 28. CAAC had previously temporarily halted operations on two other flights.
HK Express pushes flight resumption back to August
>> Hong Kong low-cost carrier HK Express will not resume flights until the first week of August, over three weeks later than previously announced. The airline, which was purchased by Cathay Pacific in July 2019, planned to resume flights on July 11, but said yesterday it will postpone the resumption to August 2.
Chinese tourism poised to recover post-pandemic
>> A report from the China Hospitality Association shows that 74% of hotels and homestays chose to close. In the first two months of 2020, the industry lost more than RMB 67 billion (USD 10 billion), with rental apartment losses of around RMB 700 million. Destination and travel brands leverage digital tools to create online experience, while some hotels take existing resources to offer new service including food delivery. China's domestic travel market is gradually recovering with the number of tourists returned to 60% of last year during the Dragon Boat holiday in June.