• Cathay Pacific Sees Brighter Skies Ahead, But Challenges Still Loom

    After a tough few years, Cathay Pacific is hoping to turn a profit next year as the carrier is undergoing its first major restructuring in two decades. Read More
  • Many Airlines Are Ignoring China’s Orders. Now What?

    We're soon about to reach the extended deadline for airlines to comply with Chinese demands of not listing Taiwan independently. What if they don't comply? Read More
  • Non-EU Countries Take Lead in EU-China Year of Tourism

    The EU-China Year of Tourism seems to be off to a good start. However, the fastest growth in Chinese tourism is ironically in non-EU countries. Read More
  • Africa Keeps Eying Tourists from China Despite Apparent Difficulties

    Africa wants to cash in on China's booming tourism market, but despite liberal visa policies and high ambitions, success is rare. Read More
  • Despite Tourism FTZ, Hainan Property Prices Tumble

    Despite the fact Hainan has been designated a tourism free trade zone and interest in investment has skyrocketed, prices for real estate are in free fall. Read More
  • China’s Tourism Boom Cause of Shrinking Account Surplus

    China's huge trade surplus masks how the country's current account balance is growing smaller, in part because of massive tourist spending. Read More
  • Meituan-Dianping IPO Would Make It Twice the Value of Ctrip

    Tencent-backed Meituan-Dianping is aggressively expanding into travel with its Meituan Travel brand and could prove a formidable competitor to both Ctrip and Fliggy. Read More
  • Digital Deep Dive: WeChat, China’s Everything App (and More)

    It's not "China's Facebook," but similar to Facebook, WeChat is impossible to ignore in any up-to-date digital marketing strategy. China's biggest social media platform is here to stay, so figuring out a viable WeChat strategy couldn't be more important for tourism businesses vying for Chinese customers. Read More
  • Ctrip and Booking Holdings “Deepen” Partnership Despite Competition

    Ctrip has announced that its partnership with Booking Holdings is deepening. However, the move may also be an attempt to assure industry watchers that the two giants will still be working together, even as they compete in China and throughout the world. Read More
  • Alipay’s Parent Ant Financial Nets an Additional $14 Billion at $150 Billion Valuation

    Ant Financial recently raised an additional $14 billion in funding, at a whopping $150 billion valuation. That last figure easily makes Ant Financial the most valuable fintech company in the world. Still, the company's plans for Alipay internationally, beyond Chinese tourists, are unknown. Read More