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  • Airbnb looks to keep China momentum2018-07-22

    Airbnb’s increasing popularity with young Chinese travelers has made the country an important growth driver over the past year. Revenue from Airbnb’s China division is expected to climb by more than half to roughly $130 million this year, two people familiar with the matter said. Airbnb’s efforts ...
  • Vietnam's strong growth in Chinese arrival - not the full picture2018-07-19

    Vietnam overtook South Korea as the fifth most-visited outbound destination among Mainland Chinese travellers for H1 2018, behind Hong Kong and Macao in Greater China, as well as Thailand and Japan. With second, third and lower tier cities now serving as a key driver of growth in global Chinese out...
  • Singapore’s Changi Airport integrates WeChat Pay for Chinese travellers2018-07-17

    WeChat Pay, the e-wallet linked to China’s massively popular WeChat messenger has signed a three-year marketing partnership with the Changi Airport Group (CAG), it announced last week. CAG envisions WeChat Pay to be rolled out at most of the brands at the airport, including its online store iShopCh...
  • Chinese tourists cancel over 7000 rooms in Phuket after boat tragedy2018-07-16

    Around 7,300 rooms at 19 local hotels booked by Chinese tourists have been cancelled, causing over seven million baht in losses, following the Phoenix tour boat tragedy which claimed 47 of their compatriots’ lives early this month. Kongkiat Khuphongsakorn, president of a southern hotel association,...
  • Chinese tourists among top five spenders globally2018-07-16

    Visa announced the findings of the payment network’s comprehensive look at travel and tourism in 2017, Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study. The average global traveler spends USD 1,793 per trip. Travelers expect to spend more in upcoming trips, with the highest likely increase in the Asia Pacific....
  • Chinese airlines revenue growth to outpace regional, global peers in 2018-202018-07-15

    Air China will be the world’s most valuable airline by market capitalization within the next three years powered by its multi-year growth potential. Chinese carriers will benefit from double-digit earnings growth driven by strong demand, higher cost economies and capacity additions. Revenue growth ...
  • InterContinental partners with Baidu to introduce AI hotel rooms2018-07-08

    On Wednesday, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)announced that it has cooperated with Baidu Inc to launch several AI smart rooms at its hotel in Sanlitun, located in Beijing's Chaoyang district. The Global Times tested out the AI-activated speaker placed in the hotel room - developed by Baidu's D...
  • Alibaba-backed Shiji acquires founders shares of SnapShot2018-07-08

    Alibaba-backed hotel technology firm Shiji announced that it has acquired the shares of SnapShot’s founders to "increase commitment to SnapShot vision of a hospitality data platform". Shiji acquired a majority stake in SnapShot in 2016, holding 69.07% of SnapShot's stock equity at the time. ...
  • Airline tech firm TripStack raises $6M, aims to connect OTA and LCC2018-06-30

    Led by John Boguslawski, CEO, TripStack is launching a new suite of travel tech products designed to provide Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) with access to many Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) and “Virtual Interline” fares. “With the rise of the LCC market, now representing 30% of all airline tickets sold, m...
  • Tencent, Tourism Vancouver align for China marketing deal2018-06-29

    WeChat parent Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launched a marketing partnership to promote Vancouver to Chinese travelers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and media platforms including the Tencent-owned WeChat app, which has ...

The Dragon Hotel Hangzhou

The Dragon Hotel is on the doorstep of the stunning Baoshi (Jewel) Mountain, close to the historic and picturesque West Lake, with 35km away from the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. One of the Best Business Hotels by the Golden Pillow in 2010, The Dragon is the best choice for visitors from China and around the world. The hotel cooperates with IBM in an effort to constantly seek out new technologies and breakthroughs to design entire system, providing marvellous intelligent hotel solutions. Guests can enjoy various international delicacies in cosy places such as D’Cafe self-service restaurant, Grand Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Cantina wine cellar, D’Back, Laurel Lobby Lounge, Executive lounge and Cigar Bar, all of which will bring you memorable experiences. Superior, Deluxe, Executive Floor, Suites and Serviced Apartments from the 566 luxurious guest rooms of the hotel are spacious, calming, and furnished with a unique design. Each rooms are equipped with well appointed bathroom, international branded bath sets, US King Koil bed and linen, high-speed broadband & Wi-Fi, smart room navigation system, TV-based door guard system and digital peephole viewer, in-room smart phone, multimedia interactive TV system, memory card and music/radio player, DVD player, i-pod/i-phone/i-pad adaptors, bedside speakers, choices of pillows and many more.