Skift research forecasted that China will send 286 million trips abroad by 2029.
Effectiveness of the public-health response and government economic policy will be what determines how the industry recovers.
The top five preferred booking channels for Chinese travelers in order are Ctrip, Fliggy, hotel websites, Booking.com and WeChat.
The news will likely accelerate speculation of a merger with GetYourGuide, a leading OTA in Europe that also has Softbank as an investor.
Three state-owned Chinese airline giants expect significant losses in the quarter; Beijing reopens 30% of its major tourist sites.
Haikou will invest USD58.9 million to upgrade its volcanic national park into a world-class tourist attraction.
Hundreds of hotels in Wuhan call for government aid after voluntarily providing free rooms to medical workers battling coronavirus; Cathay Pacific carried 90% fewer passengers in March.
Finnair plans a joint venture with China’s Juneyao Air; Marriott's RevPAR drops 83% in Greater China in March.
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