PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2019
This year we continued our coverage on key trends and added regions into the mix on our theme months. Here are the highlights from those months. Read More
News | Technology
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
By Jill Menze | March 1, 2019
In one of his first interviews since he was appointed president in July, Tao Peng lays out his vision for Airbnb China in this extensive conversation. Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Ethan Lin of Klook
By Kevin May | February 28, 2019
Klook has only been on the scene since 2014 but - with almost $300 million in so far - it has become the most heavily funded startup ever in tours and activities. Read More
Interview | Online
WeChat 2018 rankings Dragon Trail Interactive
Airlines, cruise lines see big gains in WeChat engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2019
According to a report from Dragon Trail Interactive, the top 10 airlines and cruise lines saw significant increases in WeChat activity in 2018. Read More
News | Online
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Q&A: Tujia CBO Jennifer Li on Chinese homestays, overseas growth, Airbnb
By Jill Menze | February 26, 2019
The former CEO of Ctrip’s homestay business explains Tujia’s growth strategy, its relationship with Ctrip and SiteMinder and the home-share opportunities in China and beyond. Read More
Interview | Online
Yext integrates Chinese apps
New service helps brands reach Chinese tourists traveling abroad through popular apps
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2019
Online brand management platform Yext has added integrations with four Chinese apps to help brands reach Chinese tourists traveling abroad. Read More
News | Online
Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
Digital disruption in China shows anything possible from e-commerce giants
By Mohan Subramaniam and Raj Rajgopal - Sloan MIT  | February 26, 2019
Recent events in the Chinese banking industry to highlight how these massive digital newcomers gain powerful consumer experience insights from their digital ecosystems and how this changed the nature of... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
Peakwork invests in Chinese partner Zhouyou Technology
By Kevin May | February 25, 2019
Zhouyou Technology received an undisclosed investment from its European partner Peakwork, in a bid to expand dynamic packaging services in China. Read More
News | Distribution
China part 4 distribution
China, part 4: The digital distribution model
By Mitra Sorrells | February 25, 2019
For the final piece in our China theme month, we explore the diverse digital distribution landscape. Read More
News | Distribution
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Ctrip expands its "Hotel University" training program to hoteliers worldwide
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2019
The travel giant is growing its in-person marketing training - dubbed Ctrip Hotel University - to hotels outside China. Read More
News | Online
Chinese web giants come together to make travel "smarter"
Chinese web giants come together to make travel "smarter"
By Kevin May | February 19, 2019
Two of China's biggest digital brands - Baidu and Ctrip - are collaborating in a bid to develop "intelligent tourism" in the country. Read More
News | Technology
China series part 3 startups
China, part 3: The state of the travel startup ecosystem
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2019
William Bao Bean of SOSV, Lio Chen of Plug & Play and Margaret Feng of Ctrip's Oasis Lab talk to us about China's startup ecosystem. Read More
News | Startups
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2019
To help its hotel clients curate and distribute visual content, Shiji Group has acquired Ice Portal. Read More
News | Distribution
Alipay usage Chinese New Year
Older Chinese tourists catching up to millennials in use of mobile payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2019
Alipay says middle-aged travelers, those born between 1960 and 1979, were the main driving force in outbound tourism and overseas consumption for the Chinese Lunar New Year week.  Read More
News | Technology
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China, part 2: A conversation with Ctrip founder James Liang
By Mitra Sorrells | February 11, 2019
For part two of our China theme month, we talk to Ctrip co-founder and chairman James Liang about the company's growth and future plans. Read More
News | Online