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Articles tagged “alibaba”

Hotels

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

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.

Marriott’s Growth in China Helps Buck New Industry Trend

Tourism

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

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.

Asia’s Elusive Chase for So-Called Quality Tourism

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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

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

Online Travel

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

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.

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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