Uber’s mantra for success in China – technology supremacy + local connect

Traveldaily.cn Exclusive: Interview with Allen Penn, Uber’s Head of Asia Operations

For any burgeoning global brand, despite its hefty valuation, if it’s new to China then nothing can be taken for granted.

So when San Francisco-based Uber, backed by the likes of Google Ventures and TPG Capital, forayed into China late last year, the move was expectedly minutely scrutinized.

The entity also faced the usual conundrum that every multinational brand faces: China isn’t easy, is this new on-demand car service mobile app ...

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ChinaContact Weekly Newsletter 13th January 2014

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ChinaContact Monthly Newsletter November 2013

ChinaContact Monthly Newsletter November 2013

 

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ChinaContact Weekly Newsletter 11th November

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HotelClub set to launch in China by year-end as brand strengthens club positioning


Via China Daily

Nicolas Chu - Hotel ClubOrbitz-owned HotelClub is gearing up to make some big changes to it’s offering for consumers in mainland China by the end of the year. While making the HotelClub Chinese website more relevant to Chinese consumers, the brand is also repositioning itself – recognisng its roots as a travel club.
So far ...

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Interview with Priceline’s Glenn Fogel ahead of China TDS, Sep 12-13, Shanghai

Priceline: OTA model has significant advantages for the consumer

By Charlie Li, China TravelDaily

 

The secret to The Priceline Group’s success may not be evident from watching Mr. Shatner’s mugging as the “Priceline Negotiator.” One key is that outside North America, the company drops its name-your-own-price model and uses a traditional booking model that has allowed it to become the world’s biggest seller of hotel rooms by selling 141.6 million room nights in 2011.

Primarily driven by international business, Priceline has achieved a ...

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ChinaContact launches a first for UK&Ireland: a private internet technology tour to China

In a first for the UK and following on the successful ‘geeks on a plane’ tour from Silicon Valley to China and Japan in June, ChinaContact has taken the initiative in organising a dedicated internet technology tour for British and Irish entrepreneurs and investors which will introduce them to the cutting edge of technology innovation in China. The tour will take place from 23-31 October visiting 5 cities and combining education, networking and high quality sightseeing. By visiting both the ...

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