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Ctrip embarks on hotel operation, Xiaozhu gets $300 million funding, and more
High-speed railway passenger volume increased by more than 50% year-on-year during China’s National Day holiday, Airbnb rival Xiaozhu has pocketed $300 million for beefing up security and services.
Fliggy brings American Airlines loyalty to Chinese travelers
Starting next month, Fliggy members can register to enjoy select benefits from AA’s loyalty program, AAdvantage.
Hainan Airlines pioneers inflight payment via Alipay
Hainan Airlines, Alipay and Shareco jointly launched the first inflight online payment in China. Air passengers will be able to make inflight payments via Alipay for cabin upgrades, shopping and other online purchases.
What should the travel industry understand about China in 2019?
Cities are the primary attraction for Chinese outbound travelers. Nearly 92% of total Chinese outbound travel spending is received by major global cities.
Big data and the need for a data strategy
Amazon’s recommendation engine is estimated to generate more than 1/3 of its purchases by using AI to identify, rank, and serve up recommendations. But what would happen if Amazon decided to start selling hotel rooms using this knowledge?
Didi Chuxing acquires 19Pay for $45 million, picking up payment license
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, is speeding into the payments business, acquiring a much-coveted license to join the red-hot internet financial-services arena.
Will airline growth be dependent on mobile and smart technology?
Adopting the NDC standard presents opportunities for airlines to leverage their APIs and provide value to customers to sell more than just essential travel components to their customers: transport, accommodation and destinations.
Will Chinese technology give hoteliers a fat problem this Year of the Pig?
Partnering with Hotelbeds allows hoteliers a quick and cost-effective route into the Chinese market, without having to create their own local sales teams, social media presence or customer support teams.
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