We look how Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs helps us understand what is important in these times when considering Asian traveller buying motives
COVID-19 swept through Asia first. Chinese health officials first reported the outbreak to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec. 31, 2019, and the rapid spread of the virus prompted […]
Independent hotels in Asia far outnumber chain hotels but lag sorely behind when it comes to booking numbers. Still, alternative solutions serving these smaller hotels are rising.
More Chinese are traveling, and the more affluent travelers are taking it a step further by booking trips on mobile more frequently. This class of Chinese traveler is not only […]
Travel companies with different distribution business models – online travel agencies, international hotel wholesalers and indigenous B2B hotel intermediaries etc. – are increasingly counting on the lower tier cities in […]
Agoda, the original Asian OTA, has gone rogue on pricing. Multiple hoteliers say Agoda regularly sells unauthorized static wholesale rates through the site, undercutting them on price without any regard […]