Articles tagged “tencent”

Tourism

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

Roles are changing fast in the hotel industry. Some are gone, or going, like the chief marketing officer. Others require new skill sets. Even those at the top aren't spared. IHG's latest Asia changes remind us of this.

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

Tourism

China’s Tencent Partners With Helsinki to Help Chinese Travelers Live Like Locals

Chinese travelers are the world's largest outbound travel market. With the launch of Helsinki's WeChat collaboration, it seems the days of asking them to pay cash in a destination are numbered.

China’s Tencent Partners With Helsinki to Help Chinese Travelers Live Like Locals

Online Travel

Tencent Leads $250 Million Funding in Chinese Travel Site Mafengwo

Mafengwo’s latest funding comes as the online site signs a deal with Tongcheng-Elong to build a one-stop shop for users to book hotels and flights faster on its platform. The competition is heating up.

Tencent Leads $250 Million Funding in Chinese Travel Site Mafengwo

Online Travel

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

It appeared several years ago that Ctrip had locked up the Chinese online travel market when it took control of Qunar and Elong, but that ship has sailed. The emergence of Meituan and now Tongcheng-Elong's initial public offering make it clear that many players will scramble for market leadership.

Ctrip and Tencent Team Up for IPO to Back Emerging Chinese Travel Brand

Airlines

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

Just when you might have thought the Chinese online travel market might be stabilizing because Ctrip bought a couple of major competitors, along comes Tencent's Meituan Travel and Alibaba's Fliggy. The latter appeals to a younger demographic, a fact that many airlines may find especially appealing.

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

Tourism

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

When people pass between Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, they have to present border documents, called permits. A new feature on the popular WeChat app could replace the need for the documents someday, according to a proposal. Here's hoping.

WeChat to Smooth China’s Border Process for Travelers Between Hong Kong and Mainland

Hotels

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

If we were Booking or HomeAway, we'd probably read this and see a big opportunity here.

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

Online Travel

Emerging Travel Giant Meituan Mulling $60 Billion IPO in Hong Kong

Among the many things on Uber's list of things to worry about, Meituan Dianping should be at or close to the top of that very long list.

Emerging Travel Giant Meituan Mulling $60 Billion IPO in Hong Kong

Online Travel

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

WeChat is headquartered close to Hong Kong so Tencent Chairman Ma Huateng advocates an electronic ID system and other measures that would enhance the integration of Hong Kong with China for the purposes of trade, commerce, employment and travel. Many in Hong Kong would rather be less-integrated and more independent.

CEO of WeChat Parent Backs Mobile Travel Docs to Ease Cross-Border Trips

Online Travel

China Super-App WeChat Is Essential for Travel Brands Breaking Into the Market

China’s number one super app, WeChat, has helped its parent company, Tencent, become the most valuable social network company in the world. With this upward momentum, the app shows great potential for travel brands looking to enter the China market, as long as they formulate a thoughtful strategy going in.

China Super-App WeChat Is Essential for Travel Brands Breaking Into the Market