To date, Hipcamp has helped people spend 2.5 million nights outside across 6,000 hosts in the United States, Australia and Canada.
The company's revenue from duty-free goods sales in the tourist hotspot of Sanya grew 12% to RMB 5.98 billion.
As of June 30, around 85.9% of its registered users resided in non-first-tier Chinese cities.
Available for booking through the end of October, the customizable road trip packages are curated by Quintessentially and start at USD 15,000 for two guests.
The company launched the “Thomas Cook Lifestyle Platform” and recorded over 104,000 registered users and transaction volume of around USD 4.8 million in less than a month.
Airbnb may also be sneakily well-positioned to come out on top.
The move is intended to promote sustainable development in the long run, though homestay players will be hit in the short term.
From January to June, Japan and Korea were the top choices for short-haul trips.
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