The number of foreign tourists flying to and from China on Qantas rising 260%, from 123,800 to 445,000 between 2007 and 2016.
Viewership in China saw more than 59 million people tune in to watch the Australian Open in 2017, an increase of 84% from 2016.
China Civil Aviation probably handled 549 million person-times in 2017, with a year-on-year growth of 12.6 percent, and is expected to reach 612 million person-times in 2018.
It has hired JP Morgan and Benedetto, Gartland & Co to scout for potential buyers.
The market potential for enterprise customized travel service is huge and might take about half of the overall customized tourism market share soon, according to Ctrip's executive.
Ant Financial has taken a 20 percent stake in OpenRice, Hong Kong's most popular online restaurant database and review service.
In 2017, the number of Chinese tourists who traveled to Europe through Ctrip increased by 26.3%, while per capita consumption at destinations increased by 36%.
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