Articles tagged “alibaba”

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

What Marriott’s CEO Had to Say About Airbnb, Amazon and Google

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike some of its hotel peers, Marriott isn't giving up on its hopes of being the world's favorite travel company.

3 days ago

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Meituan has an advantage in travel over some of its competitors because it is a platform company, offering an extensive array of retail services, although food delivery is its core business. The Chinese hotel market is clearly in flux with Meituan and, to a lesser extent, Alibaba, nipping at Ctrip's heels.

2 weeks ago

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

Bloomberg

Alibaba's business travelers are no longer routinely booking extra-legroom seats, and they are not riding solo in taxis. The impact of U.S.-China trade war tensions is creeping into U.S.-China travel from both countries.

2 months ago

Alibaba Helps U.S. Cities With Mobile Payments for Chinese Tourism Wave

Alibaba Helps U.S. Cities With Mobile Payments for Chinese Tourism Wave

Dan Peltier, Skift

The trick to getting more U.S. businesses to invest in mobile payments will be to convince them that more demand will also soon come from U.S. travelers, who are still largely cash and card-carrying consumers for now.

6 months ago

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Just when you might have thought the Chinese online travel market might be stabilizing because Ctrip bought a couple of major competitors, along comes Tencent's Meituan Travel and Alibaba's Fliggy. The latter appeals to a younger demographic, a fact that many airlines may find especially appealing.

7 months ago

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Patrick Whyte, Skift

China is a huge market for retailers and one that plenty of travel companies want to crack. However, not everyone has been successful.

7 months ago

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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago