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Denmark forges tourism ties with China via Dianping partnership
Denmark forges tourism ties with China via Dianping partnership
By Marisa Garcia | March 14, 2017
Denmark has signed a historic agreement with Chinese travel site Dianping, becoming the first European nation to appear on the Chinese product reviews and group-buying platform. Dianping is China's Read More
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ReviewPro boss talks strategy after Shiji tie-up
ReviewPro boss talks strategy after Shiji tie-up
By Viewpoints | February 10, 2017
Ctrip's purchase of Skyscanner is by far the biggest travel tech deal to come out of China this year, but it's not the only one. This January, Chinese hotel IT specialist Shiji bought an 80% stake Read More
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ATPCO incoming CEO pledges important role in future of airline distribution
ATPCO incoming CEO pledges important role in future of airline distribution
By Kevin May | November 15, 2016
In an industry full of insidery type organsations and protocols, ATPCO is one of the most important but rarely discussed elements in the food chain. The Airline Tariff Publishing Company has its ro Read More
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Out of nowhere, Alibaba renames Alitrip travel brand to Fliggy
Out of nowhere, Alibaba renames Alitrip travel brand to Fliggy
By Kevin May | November 2, 2016
Alibaba seems content to play around with the branding of its fledgling travel service - renaming Alitrip to Fliggy over the course of the past week. The Chinese web giant has plenty of muscle in t Read More
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Chat is where it's at for KLM as it finds customers on new platforms
Chat is where it's at for KLM as it finds customers on new platforms
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2016
KLM is betting big on chat services as part of its quest to go where its customers are. The company began a trial of a rebooking service on WhatsApp at the beginning of the year following on from i Read More
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Asia-Pacific online travel sales tipped to overtake North America
Asia-Pacific online travel sales tipped to overtake North America
By Kevin May | July 15, 2016
Next year could be a landmark one in the evolution of online travel as sales in Asia-Pacific surpass those in North America for the first time. Research house eMarketer has forecast that online tra Read More
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Booking.com affiliate VNTrip scores $3 million funding round
Booking.com affiliate VNTrip scores $3 million funding round
By Kevin May | July 11, 2016
VNTrip, just a month after its official launch, has scored a Series A funding round of $3 million from an ex-Alibaba exec's investment vehicle. John Wu's FengHe Fund Management was joined by Hancoc Read More
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Going into bat - China's digital ad market explained
Going into bat - China's digital ad market explained
By Viewpoints | June 1, 2016
BAT is an acronym any travel firm with global aspirations needs to be aware of - it is the shorthand of choice for China's internet giants - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Each of these businesses has Read More
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Some digital tips for destination marketers on wooing Chinese outbound travelers
Some digital tips for destination marketers on wooing Chinese outbound travelers
By Martin Cowen | March 10, 2016
Mobile is increasingly important for the Chinese outbound market and local experiences are starting to replace the bucket list. Or so says a panel of pundits and executives from the industry in Chi Read More
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Alitrip reveals benefits of Alibaba data
Alitrip reveals benefits of Alibaba data
By Viewpoints | March 1, 2016
Some 400 million people in China transact with Alibaba every year, and every byte of data generated is analysed, acted upon and shared across the group's many sites, including its travel marketplace A Read More
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Ctrip prepares for bumper Chinese New Year demand
Ctrip prepares for bumper Chinese New Year demand
By Martin Cowen | February 4, 2016
Ctrip is expecting the upcoming Chinese New Year to be its busiest ever period for outbound travel, with some six million people travelling overseas during the week-long national holiday. The Chine Read More
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Alitrip shifts focus to outbound with US agency partnerships
Alitrip shifts focus to outbound with US agency partnerships
By Martin Cowen | January 13, 2016
Alibaba's travel brand Alitrip is building partnerships in countries where it anticipates demand from "young, affluent and mobile" Chinese travellers. The US is one of its priorities, and earlier t Read More
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Qyer picks up $60 million
Qyer picks up $60 million
By Martin Cowen | January 6, 2016
Chinese outbound specialist and travel community Qyer.com has secured $60 million in funding, with Alibaba's investment arm contributing to the Series D round. Alibaba led Qyer's $10 million Series Read More
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Qunar rings the C-suite changes
Qunar rings the C-suite changes
By Martin Cowen | January 4, 2016
Qunar has promoted its head of mobile to chief executive officer with immediate effect as part of a New Year management shake-up which sees current CEO and co-founder Chenchao “CC” Zhuang become a spe Read More
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Pivotal moments 2015 - the Ctrip Baidu Qunar share swap
Pivotal moments 2015 - the Ctrip Baidu Qunar share swap
By Martin Cowen | December 29, 2015
Ctrip ending up with a big stake in Qunar, thanks to a share swap with Qunar's majority shareholder Baidu, which now owns 25% of Ctrip, could be the 2015 deal in China which has the most meaningful lo Read More
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