Articles tagged “ctrip”

Ctrip-Backed Chinese Booking Sites Plan Merger

Ctrip-Backed Chinese Booking Sites Plan Merger

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ctrip – with the help of some useful allies – continues to dominate China's fast-expanding travel industry. It will be interesting to see whether 2018 brings further expansion into Europe and North America.

2 weeks ago

Thomas Cook China Operation Faces Strong Opposition

Thomas Cook China Operation Faces Strong Opposition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

China is a tiny part of its overall business right now, but Thomas Cook is thinking long term. Whether the company's expansion into China is a success or not will probably come down to the strength of its local opposition, which is deeply entrenched.

2 months ago

Ctrip Relaunches Trip.com as Its English Language Travel Agency Brand

Ctrip Relaunches Trip.com as Its English Language Travel Agency Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We had speculated before that Ctrip might use its newly acquired Trip.com domain for its own agency listings, displacing the travel recommendation service it recently bought. By de-emphasizing its Chinese origin, it may hope to ingratiate itself with more Western travelers.

2 months ago

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Skyscanner Buys Social-Review Site Twizoo in Escalating Content Drive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Two deals in the space of a week show how serious Skyscanner is about improving the content it offers to customers. The days of it being a pure price-comparison site are definitely over.

2 months ago

New Research Available: Analyst Session + Data Sheet on Ctrip and China Online Travel

New Research Available: Analyst Session + Data Sheet on Ctrip and China Online Travel

Meghan Carty, Skift

Smartly, Priceline has shown no shame in capitalizing on the China opportunity through minority-stake investments. It works both ways, too. Numerous local players want a piece of China's exploding outbound travel business. That means investments in western assets. Subscribe to our Skift Research to know more.

2 months ago

Skyscanner Is Propelling Ctrip’s International Growth

Skyscanner Is Propelling Ctrip’s International Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip, along with its partially owned sister brand Qunar, dominates Chinese online travel sales, but it has begun to lean heavily on its recently acquired flight search company, Skyscanner, to boost overseas sales.

3 months ago

Ctrip Buys Trip.com for Skyscanner to Enhance Local Recommendations

Ctrip Buys Trip.com for Skyscanner to Enhance Local Recommendations

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip-backed Skyscanner will tap in-destination content from social reviews company Trip.com. But is the acquiring company's true plan to further mobile engagement? Or is it to nab a domain name that may be appeal more to Americans than Ctrip.com -- or Alibaba's Fliggy?

3 months ago

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Priceline Invests $450 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Giant Meituan-Dianping

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The deal shows the pragmatism of Priceline Group's new CEO toward China. Glenn Fogel chose to sync up with an additional local player rather than rely just on its existing partnership with Ctrip.

3 months ago

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Skift Call on Expedia’s New Leadership and 25 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week's digital news was off the charts: Expedia's CEO left for Uber and was replaced by Mark Okerstrom. On Thursday September 7, our expert journalists and researchers will break it down for you in a conference call. When you're done reading about the Expedia-Uber shakeup, we also analyzed Ctrip's earnings and Kayak's layoffs.

5 months ago

Skyscanner Deal Is Starting to Work Out For Ctrip

Skyscanner Deal Is Starting to Work Out For Ctrip

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner is boosting Ctrip's margins, and Skyscanner's new instant booking service shows promise as a way to propel future growth.

5 months ago

Ctrip Makes Offline Store Push in China as Its Profit Margins Rise

Ctrip Makes Offline Store Push in China as Its Profit Margins Rise

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ctrip is betting on 6,000 franchise shops to take aim at cities where most travel shopping happens offline. At the same time, it hopes to increase its operating margins to Priceline-like levels. The two initiatives don't necessarily collide since Ctrip doesn't own the real estate or pay labor costs for the offline shops.

5 months ago

Travel This Week: ASTA Conference Opens at a Beleaguered SeaWorld

Travel This Week: ASTA Conference Opens at a Beleaguered SeaWorld

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Responsible travel brands are taking steps to ban bookings of tourist attractions involving direct human interactions with animals. Given all the SeaWorld controversies that the film "Blackfish" uncovered, coupled with ongoing federal probes, couldn't ASTA have picked an alternative venue for its opening reception?

5 months ago