Articles tagged “china”

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Norwegian Cruise Line Is Already Planning a Second Ship for China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Like other cruise lines, Norwegian is thinking far into the future when it comes to China. Will the fledgling market keep up with the supply growth?

5 days ago

Six Flags Says It Is Just Getting Started With Its International Expansion

Six Flags Says It Is Just Getting Started With Its International Expansion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

How much of the world is eager to host a Six Flags theme park? The Texas-based company is trying to find out.

5 days ago

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth in Southeast Asia, but sustainability has to be in the forefront of development efforts.

2 weeks ago

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Hotels in China Don’t Benefit Much From the World’s Largest Travel Event

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Hundreds of millions of people in motion during a holiday period should mean big bucks for the travel industry. But in China, technology and tradition are holding it back.

4 weeks ago

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Chinese travel startups are innovating, not cloning, these days. For instance, Zanadu is using virtual reality to sell luxury travel in real world shops, Baoku is bringing integrated workflows to corporate travel planners, and Aipinji is applying an Uber-like user interface to an old-school wholesaler model.

4 weeks ago

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Angus Whitley and Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Qantas was in rough shape after the 2008 financial crisis, forcing the carrier to cut unprofitable international routes. But after a three-year turnaround effort led by CEO Alan Joyce, the airline is once again among the world's most profitable. And now it's time to regrow the business by adding new long-haul flights, especially to Asia.

1 month ago

China’s Citizens Are Celebrating Lunar New Year By Traveling Abroad

China’s Citizens Are Celebrating Lunar New Year By Traveling Abroad

Dong Lyu and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

As Chinese New Year travel continues to grow, are destinations all over the world doing enough to capture a slice of that market? Some like Japan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates appear to be going out of their way to welcome visitors, but there may be opportunities for others.

1 month ago

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Lily Nonomiya, Shoko Oda, Ma Jie Grace Huang, Crystal Chui, and Emi Nobuhiro, Bloomberg

Denying the total existence of one of the most horrific atrocities committed by a group of people against another isn't just bad business -- it's completely wrong. And it's especially bad when the customers you've offended represent the biggest consumer market in the world.

1 month ago

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Chinese Travelers Prioritize Food More Than Shopping When Choosing Destinations

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The way to Chinese travelers' wallets may be via their stomachs. Availability of food amenable to the Chinese palate is a top concern for Chinese business and leisure travelers, and catering to needs such as hot, potable water can make a difference in their choices of airlines and hotels.

1 month ago

ReviewPro Acquired by China’s Shiji at $35 Million Valuation

ReviewPro Acquired by China’s Shiji at $35 Million Valuation

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This is a decent exit for the investors in ReviewPro and a wake-up call to a Western hotel industry ignoring China's tech scene. But it is also a validation of ReviewPro's particular approach of giving hotels actionable analytics on guests for sales and marketing, and revenue management -- and not just monitoring TripAdvisor ratings.

1 month ago

Chinese Travelers Will Make Nearly 3 Billion Trips Over Next 4 Weeks

Chinese Travelers Will Make Nearly 3 Billion Trips Over Next 4 Weeks

Associated Press

Lunar New Year makes holiday travel in the U.S. look positively quaint while also demonstrating the amazing development of China's tourism and transport infrastructure.

2 months ago

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The incoming U.S. President creates a classic 'crisis' and 'opportunity' situation for U.S.-China travel. Despite concern over tension between the two countries, Chinese business travelers see more potential investment opportunities under the new administration, while a strong dollar and continuing interest in China should continue the flow of Americans heading east.

2 months ago