Articles tagged “wechat”

Business Travel

Will This Be the Year Corp Travel Agencies Finally Follow Customers Into Chat?

Messaging and collaboration tools help businesses run smoothly in these pandemic times, but not all travel agencies have their finger on the pulse.

Will This Be the Year Corp Travel Agencies Finally Follow Customers Into Chat?

Business Travel

A Superapp Betting on Corporate Travel During a Pandemic đź”’

Latin America's Rappi now offers business travel alongside things like takeaways, pet food and furniture. It doesn’t sound like a winning combination, but different parts of the world have different appetites for digitization.

A Superapp Betting on Corporate Travel During a Pandemic đź”’

Online Travel

The Largest IPO in History Just Happened and It Has a Huge Travel Angle

Booking.com, Airbnb, Marriott, and every high-end retail shop on the Champs-Élysées want to see the proliferation of Alipay and other digital payment services to capture the spending of Chinese travelers. But Alipay's key cross-border payments strategy, despite a record-setting IPO, has run into major snags.

The Largest IPO in History Just Happened and It Has a Huge Travel Angle

Online Travel

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Trump's ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could cause real harm to some U.S. travel organizations.

What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

Business Travel

Singapore Launches WeChat Mini Program Catering to Chinese Bleisure Travelers

Singapore is ahead of the curve when it comes to its Chinese inbound strategy. It's the first country destination to roll out a WeChat Mini Program specifically targeted to Chinese business travelers attending meetings and events.

Singapore Launches WeChat Mini Program Catering to Chinese Bleisure Travelers

Short-Term Rentals

What Destination Marketers Can Learn from Airbnb’s China Strategy

China is on track to be Airbnb's top origin market in 2020. Destination marketing organizations targeting Chinese travelers can gain insights from the homesharing giant's take-charge strategy, which is key for staying power in this fiercely competitive sector.

What Destination Marketers Can Learn from Airbnb’s China Strategy

Online Travel

Alipay, WeChat Apps Open to Foreign Visitors to China

This sure looks like the first step to global ambitions of Chinese payments giants WeChat Pay and Alipay. Those who think Tencent and Alibaba see the world outside as small, relative to home market where chat-and-wallet is the norm, must think again.

Alipay, WeChat Apps Open to Foreign Visitors to China

Tourism

Berlin and Other German Cultural Hubs Grow Popular With Chinese Travelers

As Chinese travelers increasingly seek out cultural tourism, destination marketing organizations would do well to boost visibility for museum institutions and historic landmark sites with this segment. VisitBerlin's effort is case in point.

Berlin and Other German Cultural Hubs Grow Popular With Chinese Travelers

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

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

Mobile payments are already commonplace in parts of Asia — China particularly — but as travelers adopt these tools, travel companies will need both local expertise and deep technological capabilities to make sure their guests can pay when and how they like.

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape