Articles tagged “alibaba”

Marriott Is Making New Moves in China With Partner Alibaba

Marriott Is Making New Moves in China With Partner Alibaba

Jing Travel

Despite Marriott's recent troubles in China, its joint venture with Alibaba appears to be moving forward without a hitch. As this story points out, the partnership looks like a win-win.

4 months ago

What’s Behind Alibaba’s $486 Million Investment in Hotel Tech Giant Shiji

What’s Behind Alibaba’s $486 Million Investment in Hotel Tech Giant Shiji

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Shiji is a Beijing-based company that provides hotels and restaurants with operational software and hardware. It was already on an overseas acquisition spree before this new funding. Global leader Oracle Hospitality should be on guard.

6 months ago

Need a Boeing 747? Alibaba’s Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two of Them

Need a Boeing 747? Alibaba’s Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two of Them

Bloomberg

On Taobao, if you auction it, they will come. Or so it seems — even with Boeing 747s.

9 months ago

What Travel Brands Can Learn From Alibaba’s New Luxury Marketplace

What Travel Brands Can Learn From Alibaba’s New Luxury Marketplace

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Despite the popularity and discussion surrounding the Chinese consumer in recent years, it is still a developing market worth watching and studying for nuanced changes and opportunities.

12 months ago

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Marriott Partners With Alibaba to Court the Chinese Travel Market Even More

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart move, Marriott. Given the growth of the middle class worldwide will be led by China, it's incredibly insightful on Marriott's part to be doing all it can to establish loyalty and brand recognition with this crucial market sooner than later.

1 year ago

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Bloomberg

Meituan may have the ambition and the consumers, but so did Amazon in the U.S. Ctrip should not be underestimated.

1 year ago

China’s Alipay Wants to Be Part of Chinese Travelers’ U.S. Trips With New Deal

China’s Alipay Wants to Be Part of Chinese Travelers’ U.S. Trips With New Deal

Jenny Surane and Selina Wang, Bloomberg

Mobile payments aren't yet as robust in the U.S. as they are in China, but Alipay is getting in front of demand it sees from Chinese travelers interested in American vacations who want familiar technology in their pockets.

1 year ago

Is Uber’s Huge Commission Rate a Red Flag and Opportunity for Competitors?

Is Uber’s Huge Commission Rate a Red Flag and Opportunity for Competitors?

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg

Uber's high commissions -- which piss off drivers -- represent an opportunity for competitors, although Lyft's take rate is roughly on par with Uber's. At some point, Uber might need to hurt its own bottom line by being more generous with its drivers -- especially since driverless cars aren't around the corner.

2 years ago

Alibaba’s Travel Chief on How Mobile Booking and Billing Is Redefining Chinese Travel

Alibaba’s Travel Chief on How Mobile Booking and Billing Is Redefining Chinese Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

More Chinese travelers than ever before are traveling to the U.S. and Alitrip is looking to provide custom, mobile-booked itineraries through its relationship with North American hotels, airlines and tour operators. It helps that its parent company is the preeminent Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, giving them near-unlimited resources to compete in a crowded Chinese travel market.

3 years ago

Uber’s Biggest Rival in China Just Raised $1.5 Billion in 5 Days

Uber’s Biggest Rival in China Just Raised $1.5 Billion in 5 Days

Lulu Yilun Chen Karolina Miziolek , Bloomberg

Both Didi and Uber are lowering prices to the point of heavy losses, so it's a good idea to raise more money fast.

3 years ago

China’s Biggest Taxi Apps Merge to Create $6 Billion Company

China’s Biggest Taxi Apps Merge to Create $6 Billion Company

Aibing Guo , Bloomberg

Home-grown apps rather than Uber or other imports will likely win the day in China.

4 years ago

China Likes E-Hail Apps But Bans Unlicensed Services Like Uber From Operating

China Likes E-Hail Apps But Bans Unlicensed Services Like Uber From Operating

Bonnie Cao Huang Zhe, Bloomberg

Uber and its peers can still operate, they just need to find professional drivers this time.

4 years ago