Articles tagged “qunar”

Online Travel

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Behind the scenes, China's competition crackdown on internet platforms could eventually have a larger impact on Trip.com Group's partnerships, business practices, and mergers than is generally appreciated. Although a reversal is unlikely, even Trip.com's 2015 acquisition of Qunar has drawn scrutiny.

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Travel Booking

Understanding the Finances Behind Trip.com’s Global Ambitions: New Skift Research

How do you measure the largest booking site in the world? Is it rooms sold, gross bookings, commissions earned, or profits. A look into Trip.com shows the need to be nuanced in analyzing an online travel agency's financials.

Understanding the Finances Behind Trip.com’s Global Ambitions: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

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

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Hotels

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

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

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

SkiftX

China Mergers Mean Ride-Sharing and Travel Discounting May Dwindle

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.

China Mergers Mean Ride-Sharing and Travel Discounting May Dwindle

Online Travel

Qunar Gets Offer From Private Equity Firm to Go Private

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

Qunar Gets Offer From Private Equity Firm to Go Private

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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

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