Articles tagged “ctrip”

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Smaller online travel agencies try to make money by grabbing nickels and eurocent coins ahead of the steamrollers of global advertising behemoths. The underreported story of why China's largest travel company acquired a tiny Dutch travel group highlights the phenomenon.

6 days ago

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

Assessing the Coronavirus Damage to Online Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The online travel industry is marginally better positioned to deal with this current outbreak than many of their suppliers in the hotel and airline industry. Still, the damage will get worse — and be severe and long-lasting.

2 months ago

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a serious crisis go to waste by not seeking out new opportunities.

2 months ago

Trip.com Group Expects 50 Percent Drop in First Quarter Revenue But Sees Some Local China Recovery

Trip.com Group Expects 50 Percent Drop in First Quarter Revenue But Sees Some Local China Recovery

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

To hear that signs of recovery are in sight from China’s biggest travel firm is offering the battered tourism industry a glimmer of hope.

2 months ago

Intrepid Partners With Ctrip to Popularize Green Trips in China

Intrepid Partners With Ctrip to Popularize Green Trips in China

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Both partners seek growth when the home markets aren’t expanding as much as before. Intrepid needs Ctrip’s user base of 300 million while Ctrip needs Intrepid’s kind of journeys. But doubtful if sustainable travel will instantly be the norm in China. It's a start.

5 months ago

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency? Will Expedia, which seems lost in terms of creating a revised strategy, find its way? So many headlines to come.

5 months ago

Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The road back to a flywheel of growth would be a lengthy one for Booking Holdings. Google has a ton of data, too, as do other competitors. Can Booking Holdings create a product that is really deeper and differentiated from its rivals? That's CEO Glenn Fogel's bet.

7 months ago

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The TripAdvisor-Trip.com Group deal is both a shocker and a non-shocker. When Ctrip decided to change the parent company name to Trip.com Group, you could see a certain affinity with the TripAdvisor brand. On the other hand, Booking Holdings has been Ctrip's longtime best friend in China.

7 months ago

Ctrip Name Change to Trip.com Group Is Now Official

Ctrip Name Change to Trip.com Group Is Now Official

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The name change to Trip.com Group is not a bad idea for Ctrip as it increasingly comes out of its shell and becomes a global force in online travel. A catchy domain name, though, doesn't guarantee anything.

7 months ago

Ctrip’s Bigger Hand in MakeMyTrip May Speed It Toward Break-Even

Ctrip’s Bigger Hand in MakeMyTrip May Speed It Toward Break-Even

Raini Hamdi, Skift

India’s largest online travel agency may beat analysts’ expectations and break even sooner rather than later. Ctrip, which now owns nearly half of the company, could be a factor. Another is boosting hotel content, which offers higher margins than air.

7 months ago

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Buying a compelling travel domain like Trip.com and thinking it ensures success is like the people who buy a restaurant and think they can run it because they are foodies. Several major travel companies squandered the Trip.com domain because it was a side hustle. Moral of the story? A brand is only as good as the real-world business behind it.

8 months ago

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Stopping Asian Airports From Becoming Protesters’ Punching Bags

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Unless they live on another planet, most people now know that airports are the perfect places to hold demonstrations and gain maximum coverage for a cause. It’s a message that airport authorities in Asia must correct, particularly as conflicts will continue to simmer in the region.

9 months ago