Articles tagged “china”

Ctrip Expects Rising Costs to Nibble at Its Margins

Ctrip Expects Rising Costs to Nibble at Its Margins

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip's revenue growth has remained in line with forecasts, but its costs are rising. More interestingly, the online travel giant has branched out into hotel management by providing data services and marketing support to franchisees for a new brand, Rezen.

4 days ago

Corporate Travel in China Means Managing Complexity

Corporate Travel in China Means Managing Complexity

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

While China is an attractive market, it’s traditionally been a tough place for corporate travel. Joint ventures between global travel management companies and Chinese travel providers are combining local market expertise with travel management standards to reduce friction for corporations.

5 days ago

China’s Business Travel Sees New Growing Pains

China’s Business Travel Sees New Growing Pains

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China's mammoth investment in infrastructure will contribute massively to strong business travel growth across the country.

2 weeks ago

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China is expected to remain a hotbed of both domestic and international business travel. Chinese corporations are attempting to keep costs down even as the need for business travel increases.

2 weeks ago

A Revived Silk Road Is Luring Travelers Again

A Revived Silk Road Is Luring Travelers Again

Wade Shepard, Bloomberg

China is linking up a series of once-legendary pathways connecting cities from Kashgar to Paro to Constantinople. The world’s original road trip is once again beckoning travelers.

2 weeks ago

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

3 Things That Could Hinder Chinese Outbound Travel Growth

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out.

3 weeks ago

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Teaming up with Amazon could mean cash flow now, but at what cost down the line? It’s a question every brand that partners with the giant should ask –– especially in the wellness industry, when so much of a company’s DNA centers around cultivating a feel-good image.

4 weeks ago

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beijing-based Shiji serves more than 47,000 hotels outside of China. This is the first time it has spoken candidly with independent English-language media about its acquisition strategy. This year its subsidiaries have won deals with MGM Resorts, Radisson, and other major brands. Reading between the lines, it has big plans in the works.

4 weeks ago

Future of Electric Transportation Will Be on Two-Wheel Vehicles, Not Cars

Future of Electric Transportation Will Be on Two-Wheel Vehicles, Not Cars

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Take off your Western blinders and see how much of the world gets around on pollution-heavy two-wheel vehicles. That's where the disruptive force of clean, electric transportation may lie.

4 weeks ago

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China continues to grow as a business travel powerhouse despite some economic foibles and trade spats with the U.S. As trade grows, so too does the need for travel management services that span the globe.

1 month ago

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Business travel continues to grow in the world’s largest market, presenting significant opportunities for Western travel management companies. The prize is two-fold: winning global accounts from multinationals tapping into China’s growth and taking a share of the enormous domestic market as it matures.

1 month ago

China Online Travel Faces Unprecedented Regulation

China Online Travel Faces Unprecedented Regulation

Bloomberg

Chinese online travel may be imperiled from increasing regulation as well as the trade war and aggressive rhetoric between the U.S. and China. On the other hand, the Chinese middle class will not be denied; their passports are ready.

1 month ago