Articles tagged “qunar”

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Bloomberg

Meituan may have the ambition and the consumers, but so did Amazon in the U.S. Ctrip should not be underestimated.

1 year ago

New Acquisitions by Tujia, Airbnb’s China Rival, Hint at Its Larger Ambitions

New Acquisitions by Tujia, Airbnb’s China Rival, Hint at Its Larger Ambitions

Deanna Ting, Skift

If we were Airbnb, we'd be paying very close attention to this latest news.

2 years ago

China Mergers Mean Ride-Sharing and Travel Discounting May Dwindle

China Mergers Mean Ride-Sharing and Travel Discounting May Dwindle

David Ramli and Christina Larson, Bloomberg

A wave of consolidation in China, with Didi Chuxing acquiring Uber's China operations, and Ctrip taking control of rivals Qunar and eLong, means that the era of insane levels of discounting is coming to a close.

2 years ago

Qunar Gets Offer From Private Equity Firm to Go Private

Qunar Gets Offer From Private Equity Firm to Go Private

Molly Schuetz, Bloomberg

The tumultuous times in Chinese booking sites continue as brands, investors, and consumers still struggle to fully understand the market.

2 years ago

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

China Eastern Becomes Third Major Airline to Pull Its Flights From Qunar

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip didn't realize the extent of the problem it would inherit with its acquisition of Qunar given the latter's disputes with China's largest airlines. The direct-booking wars are acute in China, where the government has called on the airlines to sell half of their tickets on their own websites by 2018.

3 years ago

Ctrip Moves to Buy a ‘Significant’ Minority Stake in Qunar

Ctrip Moves to Buy a ‘Significant’ Minority Stake in Qunar

Bonnie Cao, Bloomberg

It's as if Priceline invested in and then started helping out Expedia.

3 years ago

China’s Online Booking Sites Finally Got Rational – 25 Moments in 2015

China’s Online Booking Sites Finally Got Rational – 25 Moments in 2015

Skift

25 Moments that Mattered in 2015: To make our selection of 25 moments, we thought back to the stories that drove reader engagement and sparked discussion among both travel experts and the general public. Some stories were quick blips that represented bigger things while others were narratives that built slowly through out the year. Each one, though, spoke to where we are right now when it comes to the big business of global travel.

3 years ago

Combined Ctrip and Qunar Lead Surging Chinese Stocks in the U.S.

Combined Ctrip and Qunar Lead Surging Chinese Stocks in the U.S.

Bonnie Cao, Bloomberg

The Ctrip/Qunar combo will create interesting challenges for U.S. online booking sites globally.

3 years ago

Ctrip and Qunar Become Partners, Shaking Up China’s Online Travel World

Ctrip and Qunar Become Partners, Shaking Up China’s Online Travel World

Taylor Hall, Bloomberg

The share swap and partnership between previous adversaries Ctrip and Qunar in China represents a major consolidation. This leaves Expedia and TripAdvisor marginalized in China and doesn't hurt the Priceline Group, which is an investor in Ctrip.

3 years ago

Qunar CEO: Leisure Travel Has Been Immune From China’s Economic Meltdown

Qunar CEO: Leisure Travel Has Been Immune From China’s Economic Meltdown

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sometimes Qunar wants us to believe it can sail through a hurricane unscathed in a sailboat. We'll have to see how the Chinese economic crisis ultimately impacts the Chinese travel market -- and the world.

3 years ago

Ctrip Would Only Grow Stronger With a Tencent Takeover of Elong

Ctrip Would Only Grow Stronger With a Tencent Takeover of Elong

Belinda Cao, Bloomberg

Qunar is no doubt watching these moves very, very closely.

3 years ago

Qunar Rejects Ctrip Buyout and Chinese Booking Market Begins to Worry

Qunar Rejects Ctrip Buyout and Chinese Booking Market Begins to Worry

Belinda Cao, Bloomberg

Nobody, except consumers perhaps, loves aggressive price cutting and discounting to grow market share. It's a bad business that China's booking sites need to shake.

3 years ago