“Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA +3.14% said it would team up with U.S. hotel company Marriott International Inc. MAR +1.12% to expand its online-travel footprint as more Chinese venture abroad.

Chinese consumers will be able to use Alibaba’s travel-service website and app to book rooms in the more than 6,200 hotel properties world-wide that Marriott operates under such names as Marriott, Courtyard, Ritz-Carlton and Sheraton, Alibaba said Monday. They also will be able to use the same Alipay smartphone payment platform they use at home when they stay in Marriott properties abroad.”

via Wall Street Journal