Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

Tourism New Zealand uses WeChat to drive China’s high-spending travellers to middle earth

For a small island nation, tucked away in the South Pacific, New Zealand has an interesting challenge: to attract tourists to its picturesque shores, but not too many. With limited space and beds, Tourism New Zealand, the country’s marketing body, must balance the country’s booming tourism industry with practical sustainability. In China, this translates to […]

New online platform recommends travel hotspots, curated by social media post

New online platform recommends travel hotspots, curated by social media post

Virgin Holidays launches the Trending Travel Guide – a digital platform that updates daily to give real-time holiday recommendations. By analysing an astonishing 25 million social media interactions, the data-driven guide brings the most popular bars, restaurants and attractions to the top of its online hotlist. As the popularity of guidebooks wanes and social media […]

Alipay sends eight Chinese tourists on a cashless experiment in Finland

Alipay sends eight Chinese tourists on a cashless experiment in Finland

A group of eight Chinese travellers have concluded a cashless journey to Finland, with all transactions, from booking flights, making local retail purchases in Helsinki and dining out throughout their trip, made with their Alipay accounts. This has made Finland the first country outside China where Alipay users can make all payments with their smartphones […]

Washington DC expands its partnership with WeChat to cater to the Chinese tourist market

Washington DC expands its partnership with WeChat to cater to the Chinese tourist market

Destination DC (DDC), the official marketing organisation for Washington DC, expands its partnership with WeChat by launching the first City Experience Mini Program in the United States to support Chinese travellers when they arrive in the city. Through Tencent’s instant messaging platform, DDC continues its expansion into Washington, DC’s top overseas market with the immersive new program built for the […]

23% of millennials in the UK would find chatbots helpful while buying holidays

23% of millennials in the UK would find chatbots helpful while buying holidays

Holiday shoppers spend three hours reading online content before committing to a trip, with a quarter then booking their summer holiday on their smartphone, according to new research by Teads, the inventor of outstream video and the a leading video advertising marketplace in the world. Key findings: The research reveals the impact of video ads in […]

Vpon Releases 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends Report

Vpon Releases 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends Report

Vpon Big Data Group, one of Asia’s leading big data ad technology company, released 2017 H1 APAC Mobile Advertising Statistics and Trends report, revealing the mobile behaviour analysis of domestic tourists in Japan. Through these mobile data, advertisers can target potential tourists for promotion. Moreover, the report also explores the mobile behaviour of Greater China […]

Lonely Planet launches travel-focused photo-sharing app

Lonely Planet launches travel-focused photo-sharing app

Travel media brand Lonely Planet has launched a new app called Trips, which it describes as a ‘self-publishing content platform’, and which aims to compete with Instagram as a way to share images and video from holidays and other travel experiences. The app is focused on creating stories around each journey, using photos and videos […]

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Towering at 95 stories high, The Shard, the UK’s tallest building, has attracted visitors across the globe for an unparalleled view of London’s iconic skyline. For a truly remarkable visit to the British landmark, visitors travel upward in high-speed lifts to The View from The Shard, the building’s premium, open-air Skydeck. Eager to integrate Virtual Reality into the attraction, The View from The Shard turned to Happy Finish to […]