148 million travelers from the Chinese mainland visited overseas destinations last year, and spent $120 billion in all.
Under the agreement, Baidu will deploy its cloud services and artificial intelligence capabilities to provide Ctrip with solutions tailored to tourism scenarios and businesses.
After low cost carriers, the next big thing that will change the way Asians travel could be rail. A rail-volution is in the air and online travel platforms want in. But it’s not that easy.
Some 3.4 million Chinese people traveled to Singapore in 2018, up 6% from 2017, state-backed Xinhua News Agency reported.
Over the last few years, Ant Financial has pursued partnerships with numerous merchants in Europe which now accept payment from Chinese tourists and online shoppers through Alipay.
With more than 18,800 daily flights to over 1,300 airport destinations in 193 countries, the alliance offers coverage to 98% of the world.
AirAsia remains firmly in 1st place for international airlines marketing on WeChat, Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, and Shangri-la are ranked at the top of hotel lists.
The number of the Alipay users born between 1960 and 1969 increased 230% compared to 2018’s new year week, and total consumption by this group increased 250% year-over-year.
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