While alternative accommodation in China is "still in infancy", the market of the whole Asia Pacific area is picking up fast.
There have been reports of many guests canceling and re-booking their hotel rooms to achieve better rates, so how does this impact hoteliers and what can they do about it?
A Carlson Wagonlit Travel research found that more than half (56%) of Asia Pacific travelers are concerned about safety and security, while their counterparts from other regions are less worried.
Countries in Asia-Pacific remain the top destinations of mainland Chinese tourists, while a number of provinces of the new 1st-tier cities become popular, along with Beijing and some coastal regions.
Ctrip studies 50TB data generated daily by its 300 million users to understand demographics, customer demands and travel behavior, strengthening capabilities in AI, big data and intelligent hardware.
Travel distribution service firm Derbysoft and hotel direct-booking technology provider Hotelchamp announced a partnership to increase and convert hotel website traffic.
Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel brokerage company, shared data reporting a 93% overall increase in Asia-Pacific hotel bookings in 2017 compared to the same time in 2016.
The One Belt One Road initiative attracted over 7 million visitors to China last year and 10 million Chinese travelers visited OBOR countries, up 71%, according to a Ctrip report.
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