ForwardKeys and Dragon Trail have teamed up to examine flight booking trends and travel marketing campaigns to ask: “What might have the Chinese New Year looked like were it not for recent outbreaks and new travel restrictions?”
How has COVID-19 impacted Chinese tourism marketing on Sina Weibo? Our Q1 2020 analysis reveals how international tourism brands adjusted their strategies from the start of the crisis in China, and which new topics were most successful for maintaining engagement.
This analysis looks at how international tourism brands responded to the coronavirus crisis on WeChat in the last two weeks of January 2020, and how WeChat users in China responded. It reveals increased attention and engagement for brands that addressed the crisis.
WeChat is used by many international airlines for marketing, ticket sales and more. Here are a few examples of how airlines have tapped into the world of WeChat to attract China’s outbound travelers.
On 17 July, 2018, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) hosted a live webinar on WeChat through Dragon Trail’s CTA Live platform, to introduce its partner airline Lufthansa to the Chinese travel trade.