Articles tagged “china”

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Ctrip and the China Online Travel Market 2017

New Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Ctrip and the China Online Travel Market 2017

Jared Wein, Skift

This report represents the launch of our coverage of Asia, offering insights into both Ctrip and the online travel market more broadly.

3 days ago

Chinese Outbound Tourism Is Up But Shopping Sprees Are Down

Chinese Outbound Tourism Is Up But Shopping Sprees Are Down

Bloomberg

A new survey shows Chinese tourists are spending more on travel but shopping less while they are on vacation overseas. The travel industry should take note of the fact that shopping isn't the draw it once was and work to provide what visitors from China really want.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Dave Montali, Skift

The Chinese outbound market is booming yet travelers still find low acceptance of their typical payment methods. As travel becomes more accessible to the Chinese lower and middle class offering payment methods such as AliPay and WeChat Pay will be a definitive competitive advantage.

3 weeks ago

Hainan Air Adding Holding Co. To Its Name Signals Acquisition Strategy in Play

Hainan Air Adding Holding Co. To Its Name Signals Acquisition Strategy in Play

Bloomberg

Hainan Air Holdings Co. doesn't appear to be swayed at this point by Chinese regulators getting increasingly dismayed by domestic companies making huge foreign investments but that is something definitely to watch out for.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: How Finnair Plans to Crack the Potentially Lucrative Chinese Market

CEO Interview: How Finnair Plans to Crack the Potentially Lucrative Chinese Market

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not every airline can be a global behemoth. Finnair mostly focuses on its niche — connecting Europe with Asia, including secondary Chinese cities.

1 month ago

Shanghai Disney Is Company’s First to Break Even After One Year

Shanghai Disney Is Company’s First to Break Even After One Year

Bloomberg

Who says China is a tough market? Disney is doing very well there although it has done so through a joint venture with a partner that knows the turf.

1 month ago

Airbnb Finally Appoints a Leader for Its China Business

Airbnb Finally Appoints a Leader for Its China Business

David Ramli and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Hong has a big opportunity to grow Airbnb's presence and brand in China, but also faces some tough competition from Tujia, among others.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

Thomas Cook has hit the ground running in China but it's not running away from its core business in Europe. The group doesn't want to be too aggressive in China before its made more of a name for itself in the market and sees how consumers respond.

2 months ago

China Is Likely to Become a Test Bed for Sharing Economy Innovation

China Is Likely to Become a Test Bed for Sharing Economy Innovation

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Don't let Airbnb's struggle in China throw you. The country shows all the signs of being an innovative laboratory for sharing businesses, says Adam Minter, a journalist covering the country.

2 months ago

Overtourism and Lax Oversight Threaten Great Wall of China

Overtourism and Lax Oversight Threaten Great Wall of China

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The Great Wall of China doesn’t need Hollywood to remain one of the world’s wonders. But stampedes of Chinese tourists still threaten an edifice that northern armies failed to conquer.

2 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Getting a Rocky Start in China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Getting a Rocky Start in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Expanding to new markets can be tough; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is fortunate that its business in the rest of the world appears to be thriving.

3 months ago

Norwegian Forms Ties With Alibaba as It Enters the Crowded China Cruise Market

Norwegian Forms Ties With Alibaba as It Enters the Crowded China Cruise Market

Hannah Sampson , Skift

No one disputes that China is a promising market for the cruise industry. But new players can use as much help as they can get reaching customers.

3 months ago