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Japan’s Top Messaging App Has a Pandemic-Mindful Strategy for Domestic Tourism

A user in Tokyo looks at information about the country’s domestic tourism campaign via the LineTravel.jp superapp. Line Travel Japan is helping the country try to boost tourism without spreading the pandemic by targeting discounts to residents of specific areas. LineTravel.jp Skift Take: Take a look at how Japan’s most popular messaging app has approached […]

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What Trump’s WeChat Ban May Mean for the Travel Sector

An image of a WeChat app user. Many U.S. based travel companies are reviewing an executive order from President Trump that bans WeChat, a superapp owned by tech giant Tencent. Tencent Skift Take: Trump’s ban on the Chinese superapp WeChat may turn out to be a mere annoyance for many Chinese travelers. But it could […]

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Jumia IPO Highlights Africa’s Shifting Online Travel Ecosystem

Jumia co-CEO Sacha Poignonnec, left, applauds as Jumia Nigeria CEO Juliet Anammah, center, rings a ceremonial bell when the company’s stock begins trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 12, 2019. Jumia has a travel unit that faces competition with regional and global rivals. Richard Drew / Associated Press Skift […]