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Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The corporate travel management arms race in China is heating up since the country's business travel market continues to surge. China, however, is an extremely complicated market with its own unique idiosyncrasies and pitfalls.

2 days ago

China’s New $36 Billion Rail Plan Aims to Make Its Capital More Connected

China’s New $36 Billion Rail Plan Aims to Make Its Capital More Connected

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

China's major investments in new airports in recent years have helped increase the number of outbound travelers. But most Chinese travelers still travel strictly domestically, largely due to cost, and improved rail connections between major hubs is a key play to help grow China's domestic travel market.

4 days ago

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on Global Ambitions, Skyscanner Buy and the Priceline Relationship

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on Global Ambitions, Skyscanner Buy and the Priceline Relationship

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In its short history, Skift has talked about the balance of power in travel heading East, whether it is the influence of Chinese travelers, the rise of Ctrip and Alibaba, or the emergence of the Gulf carriers with their luxury long-haul flights. Ctrip's acquisition of Skyscanner is one of those moments that mattered in 2016 and Ctrip's global ambitions are a manifestation of what we have been talking about.

4 days ago

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

Daniel Meesak, Jing Daily

Chinese tourism to the U.S. is decelerating despite the fact that there was no Brexit in the U.S. and terrorism incidents didn't have the scale of those in Europe in the last couple of years. Is double-digit growth the new normal?

6 days ago

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Lulu Yilun Chen and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb doesn't want to follow in Uber's footsteps when it comes to growing its business in China. Making an acquisition like this one could help, but is it enough to topple home-grown Tujia?

1 week ago

Wanda Is Spending Another $15 Billion in its Quest to Become a Tourism Giant

Wanda Is Spending Another $15 Billion in its Quest to Become a Tourism Giant

Jeanne Yang, Bloomberg

If Wanda Group really wants 15 projects across China by 2020, we expect to hear a lot more announcements like this one in the coming year.

2 weeks ago

Analysts Say Disney Still Has Challenges with Shanghai Park

Analysts Say Disney Still Has Challenges with Shanghai Park

Christopher Palmeri and Rachel Chang, Bloomberg

While Disney executives say they are pleased at their performance so far in Shanghai — with 4 million people attending in four months — some analysts believe the company is still finding its footing in the market.

3 weeks ago

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Purists won't like what China wants to do with the Tibetan side of Mount Everest as it seeks to build tourism and accessibility in a tradeoff against Everest's unspoiled beauty on the Nepalese side. China also hopes to create jobs and commercial opportunities in unruly and independence-seeking Tibet.

3 weeks ago

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Regardless of whether Dalian Wanda Group keeps trying to position itself as a rival to Disney, one thing is clear: There are going to be a lot of theme parks in China in the near future.

3 weeks ago

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

How Marriott’s Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

Deanna Ting, Skift

Smart travel companies already know that the Chinese travel market will be absolutely crucial to their future growth and success. But the way they approach that market is what counts, and to do so, they need to be well-informed and tech savvy.

4 weeks ago

China’s Business Travel Spending Growth is Slowing But Still Significant

China’s Business Travel Spending Growth is Slowing But Still Significant

Hannah Sampson, Skift

China is already the world's largest business travel market and getting even larger, though most of that travel takes place within the country. We're interested to see how the global industry adapts when more of those business trips are international.

4 weeks ago

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Emily Cadman, Bloomberg

Marriott is the largest hotel company in the world and it's going after the soon-to-be largest leisure travel market in the world as well as Chinese outbound travelers in Asia. In doing so, Marriott must ensure it's able to localize for the Chinese market, in particular, as it will mostly be an outsider compared to other well-known Chinese and Asian hospitality brands.

4 weeks ago