In China, OTAs “have been growing and developing rapidly,” said Haybina Hao, who as director of international development for the National Tour Association (NTA) oversees the organization’s China Inbound Program. Hao spoke with Travel Weekly last week at NTA’s Travel Exchange convention, where she was presenting a China market update. “In 2014, they ruled the whole China industry,” Hao said of China’s OTAs. “They grew quickly and are taking away business from traditional tour operators and travel agencies.” Many of those traditional tour operators and travel agencies are among the 200 members (up from 164 last year) that now make up the NTA China Inbound Program, established in 2008 when the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) appointed the NTA to assemble a list of U.S. operators approved to work with Chinese tourists. Get the full story at Travel Weekly