Taiwanese technology firm OwlTing launched the world's first blockchain hotel management service "OwlNest" to help hotels worldwide improve brand awareness and customer satisfaction.
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.
While alternative accommodation in China is "still in infancy", the market of the whole Asia Pacific area is picking up fast.
There have been reports of many guests canceling and re-booking their hotel rooms to achieve better rates, so how does this impact hoteliers and what can they do about it?
A Carlson Wagonlit Travel research found that more than half (56%) of Asia Pacific travelers are concerned about safety and security, while their counterparts from other regions are less worried.
Countries in Asia-Pacific remain the top destinations of mainland Chinese tourists, while a number of provinces of the new 1st-tier cities become popular, along with Beijing and some coastal regions.
Travel distribution service firm Derbysoft and hotel direct-booking technology provider Hotelchamp announced a partnership to increase and convert hotel website traffic.
Ctrip studies 50TB data generated daily by its 300 million users to understand demographics, customer demands and travel behavior, strengthening capabilities in AI, big data and intelligent hardware.
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