China

Ascott hopes to launch AI in the Middle East
The robots are being tested out in China before the company rolls them further afield
DTCM partners with Chinese OTA Fliggy to boost tourism
Fliggy is part of Chinese tech company Alibaba Group
Abu Dhabi sees more than 1.2m guests in Q1 2018
The UAE capital has recorded double-digit growth in hotel guests staying in the emirate during March 2018
63 million Hilton Worldwide shares worth $6 billion up for sale
Reports suggest that HNA could raise more than $6 billion if it liquidates its entire stake in the hotel operator
UAE-based IAHGM appoints president of Greater China chapter
David Chan has joined The International Association of Hotel General Managers; he is currently based in Hong Kong
HNA sells Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. stake for $1.1 bn
Last year, the Chinese company bought a quarter of Hilton Worldwide for US $6.5 billion
Emaar to mark Chinese New Year with a light show at Burj Khalifa
The light show will be showcased from February 16 to 24 as an effort to pay tribute to the thousands of Chinese residents in the UAE
Centara signs with TreePay for mobile payment solution
The agreement will allow Centara properties to accept smartphone payments from Chinese tourists
Chinese travellers for upcoming New Year set to grow by 11%
Globally, Asia Pacific is the top destination region for Chinese travellers. It has a market share of 76%
Marriott Intl takes down all Chinese websites after Tibet error
Marriott International has issued an apology and is looking into the incident

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