Speaking after a panel appearance at the WebInTravel conference in Singapore this week, Hua believes Booking.com’s biggest strength is a combination of its inventory and “geographic footprint”. The existing Booking.com portfolio of hotels, B&Bs, rentals and homestays is now hitting the 1.2 million mark. But the spread of product in cities that perhaps its rivals do not have as much exposure is where Hua sees it having an advantage. These “second and third-tier cities”, as Hua calls them, are where outbound travellers from Asia-Pacific are heading to next after already experiencing one trip to Europe or North America. Get the full story at Tnooz