Articles tagged “china”

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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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 weeks ago

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, it's true that Boeing will probably be OK no matter what the Trump Administration does. But the company would probably much prefer that U.S. and China maintain friendlier relations.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Aviation Conglomerate HNA is Bigger Than Boeing and Has Appetite to Grow

Chinese Aviation Conglomerate HNA is Bigger Than Boeing and Has Appetite to Grow

David Fickling, Bloomberg

HNA Group owns Hainan Airlines, airports, travel agencies, hotels in more than 100 countries, and has a stake in China's short-term rental site Tuniu. If China doesn't rein in its mergers and acquisitions activity, HNA could buy a global distribution system, cargo business or lots of other stuff on its shopping list.

3 weeks ago

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

Associated Press

China officials are making a big push to ramp up infrastructure spending. Sound familiar? They are actually doing it, though.

3 weeks ago

Uber Isn’t Profitable in the U.S. and Is On Track to Lose $3 Billion in 2016

Uber Isn’t Profitable in the U.S. and Is On Track to Lose $3 Billion in 2016

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Even given Uber's $800 million third quarter loss, which excludes its business in China at the time, the company is one day poised to make money. We just can't predict when that day will arrive.

1 month ago

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Key American cities are stepping up to provide better services for Chinese tourists, many of whom are young and traveling more independently than their parents did.

1 month ago

Chinese Airlines’ Low Fares Dealing Blow to Legacy Carriers on Long-Haul Flights

Chinese Airlines’ Low Fares Dealing Blow to Legacy Carriers on Long-Haul Flights

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park , Bloomberg

China's biggest carriers have opened scores of long-haul routes in recent years and have improved business class. The only thing holding them back could be an expected jump in fuel prices. Between Chinese airlines' inroads and looming transatlantic moves by Norwegian, with an assist by Ryanair, U.S. legacy carriers could face significant challenges.

1 month ago

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor

All markets are not created equal, and these five have lessons that are helpful beyond their borders.

1 month ago