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Skyscanner acquires Twizoo to boost user content on hotels

The Ctrip-owned metasearch player says it will use Twizoo’s user content from social media alongside existing hotel reviews to help consumers make a more informed decision. In a statement CTO Bryan Dove says: “Skyscanner aims to serve all traveller needs, from inspiration through to planning and booking. Twizoo’s technology surfaces customer opinions from social media, […]

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ITB China strengthens partnership with China Tourism Association

ITB China, taking place May 16 – 18 in Shanghai, provides exhibitors and trade visitors with an important platform that focuses on the Chinese market. The China Tourism Association (CTA), founded in 1986, is the largest industry association for China’s travel and tourism industry with its 4,000 members covering the major travel verticals including hotels, […]

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OTAs dominate the Chinese travel market with over 70% digital bookings

Although the Chinese government has put pressure on China’s big airlines to drive more direct bookings, pushing back against the tide will be a mammoth task as EyeforTravel’s research finds that the sector has an Online Travel Agency (OTA) penetration of 77.5% for website bookings and 81.2% for bookings made through an app. In contrast, […]

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AirAsia X eyes expansion in China, Japan and South Korea

AirAsia X considers North Asia, namely, China, Japan, and South Korea, as its new market for growth, said AirAsia executive chairman and AirAsia X group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun. Due to the scarcity of resources, the long haul budget airline will also be rationalising its routes by reallocating some of the current Australian capacity to […]

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Don’t Miss China’s # 1 Airline Distribution Conference

China’s No.1 airline distribution conference– the 2017 China Airline Distribution Conference will take place Oct.18-19, 2017 in Shanghai. If you are looking at the business opportunities in China’s booming airline sector, there is no reason for you miss this “must-go” event. Who Will You Meet? What Attendees Have to Say Steve Saxon, Partner, McKinsey & Company The […]

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Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option

Alipay, an online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, partners of Zapper, has made it possible for Chinese tourists in South Africa to pay at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the country via their smartphones. Chinese tourists will be able to search for restaurants, bars, theatres, book shops, adventure parks and more […]

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Ctrip joins Priceline and Expedia as global giant

The next few years are expected to see the rise of new key players in online travel bookings, such as Google and TripAdvisor, which are currently challenging OTAs in terms of brand loyalty and which are even posing a disintermediation threat in the travel industry. OTAs are expected to respond to this challenge by changing […]

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Tuniu to expand new services for air ticketing and hotel booking

Online leisure travel company Tuniu with its air ticketing and hotel booking businesses both grew rapidly during the first half of 2016 as travel customers are visiting the company’s platform more frequently. During the second quarter of 2016, overall transaction volume of air tickets on Tuniu’s platform grew about 13 times year-over-year. During this period, […]

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AirAsia eyes Hong Kong listing and China JV

AirAsia is studying a dual listing in Hong Kong, part of plans to become a pan-Asian low-cost airline player as it also moves toward setting up a joint venture in China, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The Malaysia-based group is simultaneously looking for more aircraft to meet strong demand in North Asia […]

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Sabre Corporation appoints Dana Jones to lead strategic growth initiatives in China and Africa

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has named Dana Jones senior vice president, new market development. This role, reporting to Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein, reinforces Sabre’s commitment to better support travel businesses in China as well as to expand Sabre’s technology solutions to travel buyers and sellers […]

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Growing Demand in China for Africa’s Lion Bones

Traditional Chinese medicine—popular throughout Asia—long has prized the supposed medicinal value of tiger bones. Now, though, as the world’s wild tiger population is disappearing fast, even facing extinction, the Chinese medicine industry may have found an alternative with lion bones. A new study reveals demand for lion bones has surged since 2008, with the bones […]

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