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Marriott’s growth in China will depend on partnerships to build and operate hotels. But who are these partners? We have compiled a list of six key owners of Marriott hotels in China.
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In a previous post, we discussed how Marriott and Alibaba agreed to promote Marriott in China through Alibaba’s subsidiary Fliggy at the same time that the partnership between Marriott and Ctrip, the leader of the Chinese online travel market, was unraveling. The competition between Ctrip and Fliggy is a microcosm of a much larger on-going battle between three Chinese tech giants: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent (the trio is often referred to as BAT).
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In August 2017, Marriott International announced a joint venture with the Chinese tech giant Alibaba and its subsidiary Fliggy. Coverage in Western media outlets touted how the deal could enable Marriott to reach millions of Chinese travelers. But the U.S. press did not report that the Alibaba deal came in the wake of a conflict between Marriott and Ctrip, the most dominant player in the Chinese online travel industry.
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In a previous blog post, we reviewed how after the January…
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In August 2017, Marriott International announced a strategic partnership with the Chinese tech giant Alibaba. In its press release, Marriott claimed that the partners would redefine the travel experience for hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers. Western press mentions of the deal have repeated Marriott’s rosy predictions. In this post, we break down what Alibaba is, and explain the components of the deal.
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