Articles tagged “meituan”

Online Travel

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Did Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Tripadvisor, Oyo, and Marriott, among others, squirm a bit upon learning of Chinese regulators' latest antitrust crackdowns, this time against ridesharing giant Didi and food-delivery and hotel booker Meituan? If not, they should.

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Online Travel

Online Travel Innovation May Emerge From Big Tech Crackdown on 3 Continents

Regulators in China, Europe, and the U.S. can certainly screw up on execution of their goals with over-regulation, under-regulation, or initiatives that are off-target. But there's something happening around the globe that points to a new and potentially hopeful era for competition and innovation.

Online Travel Innovation May Emerge From Big Tech Crackdown on 3 Continents

Online Travel

Expedia and Airbnb Bosses Have Conflicting Visions About the Future of Travel

Sometimes CEO views of where online travel is headed seem more about the capabilities of their companies than anything else. Will pandemic-induced travel preferences make for dominant trends five or 10 years from now? Highly doubtful.

Expedia and Airbnb Bosses Have Conflicting Visions About the Future of Travel

Coronavirus

Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

An unfortunate first-mover in the pandemic, China, in turn, got an early start on its travel recovery. But officials at major travel companies there view a robust bounce back as taking a year or longer — and much of that pace depends on how quickly coronavirus gets neutralized in the rest of the world.

Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

Coronavirus

Airbnb to Roll Out Sanitization Plan for Hosts That Would Include 72-Hour Wait Between Stays

Cleanliness standards will guide guest preferences in the years ahead. Short-term rental host practices will have to undergo significant enhancements to cope with that changing consumer behavior — a heightened sensitivity to just how clean their surroundings are as an outgrowth of the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbnb to Roll Out Sanitization Plan for Hosts That Would Include 72-Hour Wait Between Stays

Rental Cars

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

Uber certainly isn't making a profit yet, which isn't the worst thing in the world, considering the mammoth market opportunity. Still, investors in its initial public offering should know it could take several years before that red ink turns black.

6 Uber IPO Roadshow Takeaways Every Travel Exec Needs to Know

Online Travel

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments. Whether it evolves into the next superapp may depend on whether users really want a do-everything app and the mood of regulators seeking to break up big tech.

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Online Travel

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Meituan has an advantage in travel over some of its competitors because it is a platform company, offering an extensive array of retail services, although food delivery is its core business. The Chinese hotel market is clearly in flux with Meituan and, to a lesser extent, Alibaba, nipping at Ctrip's heels.

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

Online Travel

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

China slowdown? Meituan rivalry? Naaah, Ctrip had a fab 2018. Domestic travel remains strong, but it is international travel growth that’s exciting. Now we know what drives its latest partnerships with TUI’s Musement and Rezdy.

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

Rental Cars

China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy

Didi Chuxing has a string of problems now, among them a poor safety image, fresh competition from players such as Meituan Dianping and China's cooling economy. A re-evaluation of its businesses is needed.

China’s Ridehailing Giant Didi to Cut 2,000 Jobs as It Revamps Strategy