• Tourism agencies are turning to WeChat to attract tourists

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Tourism agencies are slowly turning to the most popular social media app of China, WeChat, to attract a major section of the rising outbound tourism market.   On Tuesday, the social messaging app introduced an agreement with some 30 foreign …

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  • WeChat launches project for working with tourism authorities globally

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    China’s popular social media platform WeChat has launched a project for working with tourism authorities globally to digitalize services for tapping the country’s growing outbound tourism market.   The platform has paired with partners to set up the Welcome with …

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  • To boost up its tourism, nonprofit uses WeChat

    Published on : Thursday, September 5, 2019

    WeChat, the Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app lets its more than 1 billion users to text, call and video chat, post photos and updates for followers, send money, order food, clothes and other goods and play …

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  • Nepal outlaws WeChat & Alipay!

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    The central bank of Nepal has banned Alipay and WeChat, the popular Chinese digital wallets, an official confirmed on Tuesday, expressing the fear of losing foreign currency earnings from thousands of Chinese tourists that visit the country.   On Monday, …

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  • Middle-aged Chinese tourists lead use of mobile payments abroad during Lunar New Year holiday

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Most of the middle-aged Chinese travellers were the biggest spenders abroad during the recent Lunar New Year holiday, as these older tourists led the use of mobile payments to go shopping overseas.     That finding, drawn from the more …

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  • Tourism New Zealand leverages targeting capabilities of WeChat

    Published on : Monday, January 21, 2019

    There is stiff international competition for attracting an estimated 140 million Chinese outbound travelers; however, Tourism New Zealand has been punching above its weight by leveraging the targeting capabilities of WeChat, the popular social messaging app.   Although New Zealand’s …

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  • Chinese travellers spent US$115 billion in overseas market through digital payment

    Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    The Chinese outbound travellers in 2017 spent US$115 billion in different overseas destinations along with 130 million outbound trips.     With this China became world’s biggest source of outbound tourism. Thailand, Japan and Singapore were the top three destinations …

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  • Washington DC partners with WeChat to make smart and easier travel for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Friday, March 23, 2018

    Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Washington, DC, which is one of the most popular spot for historical landmarks has partnered with WeChat to ease the Chinese tourists who travel Washnigton DC.     Through the …

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  • China allows helicopter tourism in Tibet

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

      Taking a bird-eye view of the provincial capital Lhasa will now be possible for the tourists as the visitors in Tiber can opt for helicopter rides.   As per a new agency the city’s government has confirmed approval of …

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  • WeChat opens tool to help the tourism boards for creating micro sites

    Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017

    WeChat doubled down on its works with the US and European tourism organizations this year making its tools to make easier for the tourism boards to create micro sites.     The year 2017, many of those organizations got smarter …

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  • Concur unveils e-Fapiao solution powered by WeChat in China

    Published on : Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, introduced an electronic fapiao (a Chinese tax receipt) solution, developed to integrate seamlessly into China’s WeChat platform. Leveraging Concur’s global experience in electronic receipt …

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  • Amadeus comprehensive research shows strong diversity of APAC travellers

    Published on : Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Asia Pacific today sits at the heart of the global travel industry. It’s already the world’s largest travel market, even though the vast majority of its population have never crossed their country’s borders. Consider that in China, the world’s leading …

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  • Are U.S. travellers more fond of chat and messaging

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Globally, the growth of chat and messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat, iMessage and WhatsApp has been staggering over the last few years. As of October 2016, there were more global users of chat apps than of social networks, …

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