Airline 

Emirates and China Southern Airlines Sign Codeshare Partnership

Emirates and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passengers traveling between China and the Middle East and Africa. The partnership with the Guangzhou-based carrier also allows Emirates’ passengers to enjoy seamless connectivity on domestic flights within China, adding eight new destinations to its global network. The Chinese cities covered by the codeshare agreement include Fuzhou, Chongqing, Kunming, Qingdao, Xiamen, Chengdu, Nanjing and Xi ‘an during the initial phase of the…

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Hotel Media and OTA 

Shangri-La, Ctrip partner to support outbound Chinese travel

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Chinese integrated travel services company Ctrip.com International have signed an agreement that aims to attract Chinese consumers across Asia and the world.  The agreement enables Shangri-La Group’s brands of hotels and resorts—Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders—to be directly connected and promoted on Ctrip’s platform. The strategic partnership, confirmed between David Zhou, chief business officer for the accommodation business unit of Ctrip, and Oliver Bonke, Shangri-La president and COO, will enable Ctrip to bring its scale of operations and capabilities in its online travel…

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