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Articles tagged “meituan”

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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

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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

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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

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Ctrip Chairman Shrugs Off Impact of Trump Tariff Dispute — For Now

Ctrip has been able to spend most of its 15-year history riding a rising travel tide in China while buying out much of the competition to blunt their challenges. For 2019, Ctrip will have to stand up and get moving to recapture momentum and investor attention.

Ctrip Chairman Shrugs Off Impact of Trump Tariff Dispute — For Now

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Expedia Isn’t Ready to Invest Big in Restaurant Reservations

Expedia has dealt with a ton of distractions in recent years as it acquired Wotif, Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and HomeAway, for example. CEO Mark Okerstrom wants to focus on the basics instead, and doesn't want to take bold steps into dining reservations or food delivery for now. On the other hand, Expedia is a very acquisitive company so never say never.

Expedia Isn’t Ready to Invest Big in Restaurant Reservations

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Ctrip Expects Rising Costs to Nibble at Its Margins

Ctrip's revenue growth has remained in line with forecasts, but its costs are rising. More interestingly, the online travel giant has branched out into hotel management by providing data services and marketing support to franchisees for a new brand, Rezen.

Ctrip Expects Rising Costs to Nibble at Its Margins

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Booking Holdings Invests $200 Million in Grab as Ridehailing Becomes More Strategic

It's becoming increasingly clear that online travel players will try to leverage the heck out of connections between food delivery, ridehailing, and booking hotels. Uber and Lyft will undoubtedly become a bigger part of the action, as well.

Booking Holdings Invests $200 Million in Grab as Ridehailing Becomes More Strategic

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Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

China's travel market is fast-growing enough that it could support a competitor to current leader Ctrip. That day may arrive soon, too, given that Meituan-Dianping is showing surprising traction in hotel booking.

Meituan’s Hong Kong IPO May Intensify Its Rivalry With Ctrip

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Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat

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.

Booking CEO Gillian Tans Gets a Ctrip Board Seat