Articles tagged “ctrip”

Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat

Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel's two most influential female executives, Ctrip's Jane Jie Sun and Booking.com's Gillian Tans, will now deliberate around the table together at Ctrip board meetings. Ctrip felt the need to announce that the two companies are strengthening their ties after Booking's 2017 investment in Ctrip rival and IPO-bound Meituan-Dianping.

1 month ago

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

Airbnb Nearly Merged With Chinese Rival Tujia in 2017

Shelly Banjo and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

If we were Booking or HomeAway, we'd probably read this and see a big opportunity here.

2 months ago

China’s Ctrip Invests in a U.S. Company That Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Travel

China’s Ctrip Invests in a U.S. Company That Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Travel

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Why did Ctrip invest in Boom? We're not sure, and neither is the writer for this story. It seems like a strange choice, no? Remember, this is a company that owns sites like Skyscanner and trip.com.

3 months ago

TUI Group Is Quietly Joining the Cruise Heavyweights

TUI Group Is Quietly Joining the Cruise Heavyweights

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI Group is slowly building up quite a formidable cruise operation. How long before it starts to consider buying out joint venture partner Royal Caribbean?

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Ends Its Joint Venture With Ctrip in China

Royal Caribbean Ends Its Joint Venture With Ctrip in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines had a lot of big plans for China a few years ago, but as the market has cooled, those plans are changing. SkySea Cruises shows that winning Chinese travelers isn't as easy as taking an old ship and tailoring it to local preferences.

4 months ago

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Ctrip’s Growth Hits a Speed Bump Over Consumer Issues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Recent consumer activism and regulatory issues have unsettled Ctrip. But the trend is a positive sign that Chinese consumers will gradually demand protections, which will put in place drivers for long-term stable growth.

4 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The global travel industry wonders when Chinese companies and investors will play a bigger role. Restrictions on foreign investment are getting tighter. On the other hand, maybe they’re just not that into us.

5 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Travel Megatrends 2018: New Online Travel Agency Leaders Reshape Their Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Anyone who thought the three new online travel agency leaders — Jane Sun, Glenn Fogel, and Mark Okerstrom — intended to be mere caretakers of their predecessors’ policies and legacies would have been mistaken. To a large degree, they are stepping out into new territory.

6 months ago

Ctrip CEO Expects Chinese Passport Holders to Double by 2020

Ctrip CEO Expects Chinese Passport Holders to Double by 2020

David Ramli and Jacqueline Simmons, Bloomberg

If you thought there were a lot of Chinese tourists at the Eiffel Tower now, just wait until 2020. And in other news related to China's rise, Ctrip CEO Jane Sun has been wowing the global elite at Davos.

6 months ago

Ctrip Chairman Believes His Company’s the Answer for U.S. Travelers Headed to Asia

Ctrip Chairman Believes His Company’s the Answer for U.S. Travelers Headed to Asia

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Ctrip isn't pursuing U.S. travelers aggressively yet, but it will. The Trip.com deal was small, but might be seen as an early indicator.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

8 months ago