The COVID-19 a disastrous time for travel-related businesses, as well as all the other service-related industries. Non-essential travel plans have been mostly canceled, all travel platforms are experiencing huge losses due to trip cancelations.
Mafengwo is rumored on Maimai, China’s LinkedIn, that it will lay off 40% of employees with severance pay amounting to two months’ pay per year of service.
In Ep. 27 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss the latest scandal to come out of Chinese internet — fake reviews on one of China’s leading travel websites, Mafengwo. Mafengwo had $1.5 billion in sales last year, 63k transactions, and over 100 million monthly active users.
Due to fake review allegations the Chinese travel experience sharing platform Mafengwo has been under the spotlight lately.
Chinese travel experience sharing platform Mafengwo has been under the spotlight lately due to fake review allegations. The story was first posted on an independent WeChat account only to be denied by Mafengwo a few days later, leaving the truth unclear.