OTAs are 56% more likely to cite data as the greatest barrier to delivering personalised experiences, but transportation, hospitality and restaurant companies think human elements are crucial.
Amazon started with e-commerce and then moved into logistics, but AirAsia plans to work backward by building a duty-free shopping platform and mobile payment platform BigPay.
Only one-third (31%) of travelers from APAC contact their families when on business trips, compared with half of business travelers from the Americas and around a quarter (27%) of Europeans.
Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, shared data reporting a 93% overall increase in Asia-Pacific hotel bookings in 2017 compared to the same time in 2016.
The One Belt One Road initiative attracted over 7 million visitors to China last year and 10 million Chinese travelers visited OBOR countries, up 71%, according to a Ctrip report.
The CITS American Express Global Business Travel 2017 China Business Travel Survey (the Barometer) has revealed that 31% of Chinese companies expect travel budgets to rise over the next twelve months.
Travel is a vital driver of job satisfaction, and employer’s travel program and policy are important when job applicants are deciding on new jobs.
Inbound tourism numbers are on the rise, thanks in part to a growing number of overseas Chinese language students making visits to the country.
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