Articles tagged “china”

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.

7 days 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 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks ago

Australian Hoteliers Are Having a Hard Time Finding Space for a Record Number of Chinese Tourists

Australian Hoteliers Are Having a Hard Time Finding Space for a Record Number of Chinese Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

China is the largest jackpot that many destinations including Australia are aggressively targeting but they should also ensure they have enough hotel rooms to keep up with demand before they open the marketing campaign and flight floodgates.

3 weeks ago

China Is Building a $3 Billion Medical Tourism Hotspot

China Is Building a $3 Billion Medical Tourism Hotspot

Bloomberg

Medical tourism is a big business, and China is looking to appeal to wealthy Asian patients who have to travel for care.

3 weeks ago

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

Yiling Pan, Jing Daily

We have more faith that WeChat will help make on-demand private jet travel happen than any of the other smart-phone centric services we've seen come (and go) in the last few years.

1 month ago

China’s Luxury Travelers Are Young and Spending More Than Ever

China’s Luxury Travelers Are Young and Spending More Than Ever

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Chinese consumers are responsible for one-third of the world’s personal luxury spending, but the consumers are younger and more affluent than the sector is accustomed to serving. Speaking directly to this group will pay off with loyalty and service for decades to come.

1 month ago

Why Chinese Backlash May Not Significantly Damage United’s Business

Why Chinese Backlash May Not Significantly Damage United’s Business

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Time and time again, we see that large travel companies don't suffer a lasting impact from social media outrage.

1 month ago

United’s Public Relations Nightmare Has Spread to China

United’s Public Relations Nightmare Has Spread to China

Mathew Brown, Associated Press

Everything about this entire situation has been terrible, and the fact that the man dragged out of the plane was of Asian descent has rightly not gone unnoticed. United has a lot of damage control to do when it comes to one of its biggest markets: China, where United claims to have one of the largest networks for a U.S. carrier.

2 months ago

Toilets Are on the Front Line of China’s Push to Improve Tourism

Toilets Are on the Front Line of China’s Push to Improve Tourism

Zhang Weiqun, Associated Press

What's notable about this is that it is aimed at both domestic and international tourists, a clear acknowledgment that real growth is homegrown.

2 months ago

Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

Carnival Expects a Strong Year Despite Tensions in Asia

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Carnival Corp. is seeing strong demand and a willingness to pay more in its key markets. That's good news for the company and the industry in general, but China will warrant close attention if the dispute with Korea is not resolved quickly.

2 months ago