Articles tagged “skift weekly asia”

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The timing for global hotel chains to expand their presence in China has never been rosier. It's not just the sheer size of the domestic travel market but also the learnings that can be had from a country that has emerged as a technology trailblazer.

2 months ago

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Most countries are still prejudiced against the Indian passport. That's a shame. Indian travelers are a legitimate, growing source for the global tourism industry. Thailand understands that; Australia not yet. Maybe it'll take a cricket match to change that.

2 months ago

Will Asia’s Grab Prove That Ridehailing Apps Can Be Global?

Will Asia’s Grab Prove That Ridehailing Apps Can Be Global?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The vision of global, interconnected ridehailing is sweet, and Asian player Grab wants to lead the way. But there is good reason to be skeptical.

3 months ago

Budget Hotels Head for a Big Moment

Budget Hotels Head for a Big Moment

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Whether or not Accor will acquire or invest in Oyo, the point is this sector has come a very long way and is heading toward a big moment, born from a college dropout's entrepreneurial dream in India. The whole travel industry should welcome this.

3 months ago