Articles tagged “china”

This Tropical Chinese Island Is Quietly Transforming Into a Gaming Destination

This Tropical Chinese Island Is Quietly Transforming Into a Gaming Destination

Daniela Wei , Bloomberg

Gaming development on Hainan Island could have an impact on Macau, Singapore, and soon, Japan.

1 day ago

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

We still don't know whether U.S. airlines will remove Taiwan references from their websites as China has requested. Ultimately, as American CEO Doug Parker said earlier this month, this is an issue between governments. It's likely U.S. airlines will do what their government recommends.

3 days ago

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

When people pass between Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, they have to present border documents, called permits. A new feature on the popular WeChat app could replace the need for the documents someday, according to a proposal. Here's hoping.

2 weeks ago

Sexist Reviews on Airbnb in China Prompt Safety Concerns

Sexist Reviews on Airbnb in China Prompt Safety Concerns

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

While there's plenty to laud about Airbnb's host and guest reviews, it's a system that's fundamentally fraught with ways for bad actors to perpetuate sexism, racism, and discrimination.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

Shelly Banjo and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

If we were Booking or HomeAway, we'd probably read this and see a big opportunity here.

3 weeks ago

Six Flags Adds New Kid-Sized Theme Park to China Growth Plans

Six Flags Adds New Kid-Sized Theme Park to China Growth Plans

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Six Flags Entertainment said last month that the company wasn't stopping with 10 parks in China. He wasn't kidding.

3 weeks ago

China Aims to Attract More Luxury Travelers to Hainan

China Aims to Attract More Luxury Travelers to Hainan

Laura Powell, Skift

Chinese luxury travelers are making a mark on resort destinations around the world. But China itself is not largely considered a luxury resort destination for inbound travelers. The Chinese government is looking to change that equation.

3 weeks ago

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Bloomberg

Designating Taiwan as a part of China is an alternative fact, at least in terms of current realities. And airlines around the world weren't about to risk losing access to a lucrative market and those precious outbound Chinese travelers.

3 weeks ago

China Pushes Drivers Toward Electric Vehicles out of Necessity

China Pushes Drivers Toward Electric Vehicles out of Necessity

Bloomberg

Consumer behavior is slow to evolve with pricey goods, but China is successfully forcing some change. Over time, with enough familiarity and charging stations, many may love their electric vehicles and start taking them on longer leisure trips.

4 weeks ago

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Destinations Need to Go Beyond the Website to Reach Chinese Travelers

Destinations Need to Go Beyond the Website to Reach Chinese Travelers

Mailman X + Skift

Traditional websites are becoming a thing of the past in China as mobile, social, and peer-to-peer networks dominate the country’s digital ecosystem. Destinations looking to reach Chinese outbound travelers throughout the customer journey should take note.

1 month ago

U.S. Should Seek an Open Skies Agreement With China — Before It’s Too Late

U.S. Should Seek an Open Skies Agreement With China — Before It’s Too Late

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The balance of power in the aviation world is starting to swing eastward. An open skies agreement between China and the U.S. would be great for the likes of Delta and United but it needs political will on both sides to succeed — something that seems pretty unlikely at the moment.

1 month ago

Blue Chip Stocks Associated With Chinese Tourism Are Winners

Blue Chip Stocks Associated With Chinese Tourism Are Winners

Cormac Mullen, Bloomberg

Underscoring Skift Research's findings of the potential for outbound Chinese tourists, Societe Generale is weighing in on the investment return from stocks associated with this category. Spread the wealth.

1 month ago