E-commerce platform Pinduoduo added flight booking service; Fliggy, Meituan and Trip.com build membership programs for independent hotels.
US plans to revise previously-announced ban on Chinese passenger flights; Chengdu airport became the world’s busiest last month.
The US airlines objected to China’s plan of allowing in only one flight per week.
Hotel bookings have returned to about 50 percent of normal levels, while airlines have generally resumed operations at more than half of their capacity.
China and Singapore agreed to create a fast lane to facilitate essential travel without 14-day quarantine from June 8; Trip.com Group set up a new unit to invest in startups.
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.
This is a disappointment for those waiting for a ‘Greater Bay Area travel bubble’ to kick in this month.
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