Alibaba

  • Alibaba invests in Isreali travel tech

     Friday, April 10, 2020

    Israeli travel tech startup Hotelmize announced that it has completed a Series B investment round co-led by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, associated with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. Hotelmize is a travel technology startup that employs more than 20 people …

  • Singapore Tourism Board partners with Traveloka, Alibaba

     Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has partnered with major players in online travel – Indonesian Traveloka and Alibaba Group from China. The partnership will include marketing, content and consumer analytics as travel research, transactions shift online.       STB …

  • FlyZoo Hotel – Alibaba opens first AI ‘future hotel’

     Friday, December 21, 2018

    Alibaba, Chinese internet giant, opened the first ‘future hotel’ FlyZoo Hotel loaded with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. The procedures like check-in, lights control and room service will be automated.     FlyZoo Hotel, opened in Hangzhou, capital of east …

  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to promote Thai tourism

     Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has inked a deal in Shanghai with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This step has been taken following decline in numbers of visitors, notably from China, to Thailand during the traditional tourist high season.   …

  • Alibaba launching robots in hospitality sector

     Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Alibaba A.I. Labs said it will introduce a robot for the hospitality sector, making it the latest in a series of hotel-specific robots that make deliveries to guests in order to free up human staff for more complicated tasks.   …

  • China to introduce facial recognition ticketing service at 1000 scenic spots

     Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Alibaba’s Fliggy uses facial recognition to allow guests to check in at hotels in under 30 seconds in Hainan Province. But now Alibaba Group has introduced similar technology for ticketing at scenic spots in China. This is one of the …

  • Sri Lanka Tourism to ink pact with Alibaba for tourism boost

     Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is all set to ink an agreement with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy, to welcome 1,000 travellers weekly to Sri Lanka in order to expand the island’s growing tourism sector.   …

  • Marriott startup to improve travel experience, works with Accenture and Incubator

     Monday, August 28, 2017

    The innovative collaboration of Marriott between Accenture and Incubator 1776, an innovative step out of the hotel industry  is set to bring in a different kind of travel experience.   Starting from 12 September, the travel experience incubator is a …

  • Alibaba and Marriott’s joint venture for seamless, insight-based travel services

     Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) and Marriott International Inc. (“Marriott International”) announced the establishment of a joint venture to redefine the travel experience for the hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers travelling abroad and domestically every year.     The …

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