There are 50,000 listings available in the country, with another 23,000 rooms in hotels and traditional inns known as ryokan, Airbnb said in a statement on Thursday.
The world’s top spender China reported USD 277 billion in international tourism expenditure in 2018, up by 5%; while the United States, the second largest, spent 7% more, to reach USD 144 billion.
Ninety percent of travel managers say optimising their OBT platform for company policy and preferred options was moderately to extremely important.
It remains to be seen whether Airbnb and Ctrip can maintain a close relationship with OYO in the long term given their overlap in certain business areas.
One big opportunity involves distribution platforms that focus on meeting the needs of consumers from a single demand market.
In December 2018, FabHotels has claimed to have about 10K hotel rooms across 450 franchising hotels in 40 Indian cities and shared plans to double its inventory to 20K rooms in 2019.
The discussions center on about 100 twin-aisle jets: 787 Dreamliners as well as 777X planes, the newest long-range aircraft in Boeing’s lineup.
Battle will be fought with passenger data and services.
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