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Chope and Meituan-Dianping partner to boost Chinese tourist market

Chope and Meituan-Dianping

Asia’s leading dining platform Chope has formed a regional integrated partnership with lifestyle service giant Meituan-Dianping to power restaurant reservations.

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Following the integration, Chinese tourists can now enjoy more convenient and localised travel-dining services by reserving at some of the region’s top restaurants for free on Meituan-Dianping’s global lifestyle channels.

The partnership comes as Chinese tourism continues to boom across the eight cities Chope operates in — Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket, and Hong Kong — as reported by the World Tourism Organisation. Furthermore, food tourism remains amongst the top three expenditures for Chinese tourists according to statistics by international data company Nielson.

Meituan-Dianping facilitates millions of Chinese users’ dining journeys through restaurant discovery and reservation making. By unifying Meituan-Dianping’s strong ethos with the Chinese market and Chope’s localised regional expertise, Chinese tourists can expect a curated travel-dining experience whilst abroad.

“We’re extremely excited to embark on this new venture with Meituan-Dianping, an industry heavyweight in their own right,” noted Chope’s Founder and CEO, Arrif Ziaudeen. “We are confident that Meituan-Dianping’s platform will contribute significantly to outbound destination discovery and that the integration will help match tourist dining demands to our exciting network of over 4,000 restaurants regionally. Ultimately, I believe the partnership will strengthen our vision of creating seamless and memorable dining experiences for more people, more often.”

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The integration follows previously reported partnerships with Instagram and Google Dining. Currently implemented for over 60 restaurants in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, the integration is slated for a full roll-out in the coming month.