Articles tagged “alibaba”

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Danni Santana, Skift

Alibaba does not deserve all of the credit for Marriott's sustained performance in China over the past year, but the partnership with the e-commerce company shows just how mutually beneficial these kinds of agreements can be.

1 month ago

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Quality tourism is a term that has been bandied about by Southeast Asian destinations. It’s high time they stop and give real thought to it.

2 months ago

Marriott’s Alibaba Joint Venture in China Is Part of Its Direct-Booking Strategy

Marriott’s Alibaba Joint Venture in China Is Part of Its Direct-Booking Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Marriott could do a lot worse than tying its fortunes in China to the e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba. Rest assured that this won't be the last big partnership for Marriott in the country. These are, after all, early days.

2 months ago

Marriott Exec: We Want to Be Involved in Travel Beyond 4 Walls of a Hotel

Marriott Exec: We Want to Be Involved in Travel Beyond 4 Walls of a Hotel

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott's strategy for becoming part of a customer's entire travel journey, from booking to checkout, is tied heavily to its Bonvoy loyalty program. The more kinds of products the company offers, the more likely it will get what it wants.

3 months ago

Skift Tech Forum: Marriott Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels

Skift Tech Forum: Marriott Sees Google as Effective Add-On to Direct Channels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Attribute-based reservations may go nowhere or they could transform the way people shop for hotel rooms in coming years. Marriott's Stephanie Linnartz believes consumers like the increased control they get when booking rooms with specific features.

3 months ago

China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel

China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Chinese e-commerce players are racing among themselves to provide technology solutions to hotels. Alibaba fires the latest salvo with a prototype of the future hotel, FlyZoo.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

8 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago