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Marriott set to woo Chinese tourists with Alibaba deal

(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc (MAR.O) said on Monday it would partner with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) to tap into the growing number of Chinese citizens who travel abroad.

The world's biggest hotel chain said the joint venture with Alibaba would allow Chinese travelers to book rooms at Marriott hotels via Alibaba's travel service platform, Fliggy.

Travelers will be able to sign up for Marriott's rewards program and receive special member-only rates through Fliggy, Marriott's global chief commercial officer, Stephanie Linnartz, said in an...