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Articles tagged “trip.com”

American Airlines’ Big Decision and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

American Airlines’ Big Decision and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In our coronavirus coverage this week, American Airlines slashes international routes for the summer, indicating it doesn't think demand will come back any time in the short-run. Plus, Airbnb CEO apologizes to hosts in the form of a $260 million relief package. And Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel is the first high-profile travel CEO to disclose he has contracted coronavirus.

2 days ago

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a serious crisis go to waste by not seeking out new opportunities.

5 days ago

Trip.com Group Expects 50 Percent Drop in First Quarter Revenue But Sees Some Local China Recovery

Trip.com Group Expects 50 Percent Drop in First Quarter Revenue But Sees Some Local China Recovery

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

To hear that signs of recovery are in sight from China’s biggest travel firm is offering the battered tourism industry a glimmer of hope.

3 weeks ago

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

The Most Important Story in Online Travel in 2019

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb overtook Expedia in room nights booked in the first quarter of 2019, but questions loom for 2020. Will Airbnb lose its focus as it vows to go public and become a broader online travel agency? Will Expedia, which seems lost in terms of creating a revised strategy, find its way? So many headlines to come.

3 months ago

Singapore’s New Hotel Automation Stokes Big Brother Image

Singapore’s New Hotel Automation Stokes Big Brother Image

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A new system that enables the sharing of guest data between hotels and the authorities is meant to increase productivity at hotels. Really? Better communication is needed.

5 months ago

EDreams Adds Hotels to Prime Subscription Scheme

EDreams Adds Hotels to Prime Subscription Scheme

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EDreams is certainly putting a lot of effort into its Prime subscription offering. The test will be how it goes down in other markets and how it performs over a number of years. Do the numbers stack up over the long term and will people keep renewing?

5 months ago

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The TripAdvisor-Trip.com Group deal is both a shocker and a non-shocker. When Ctrip decided to change the parent company name to Trip.com Group, you could see a certain affinity with the TripAdvisor brand. On the other hand, Booking Holdings has been Ctrip's longtime best friend in China.

5 months ago

Ctrip Name Change to Trip.com Group Is Now Official

Ctrip Name Change to Trip.com Group Is Now Official

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The name change to Trip.com Group is not a bad idea for Ctrip as it increasingly comes out of its shell and becomes a global force in online travel. A catchy domain name, though, doesn't guarantee anything.

5 months ago

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Buying a compelling travel domain like Trip.com and thinking it ensures success is like the people who buy a restaurant and think they can run it because they are foodies. Several major travel companies squandered the Trip.com domain because it was a side hustle. Moral of the story? A brand is only as good as the real-world business behind it.

7 months ago

Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip, or the company soon-to-be known as Trip.com Group Ltd., is banking on international growth as a key driver of its business, primarily in Asia. But short term, at least, difficulties in Hong Kong and Taiwan and with the White House are complicating that game plan.

7 months ago

Why Skyscanner Is Closing Its Stand-Alone Local Recommendations App

Why Skyscanner Is Closing Its Stand-Alone Local Recommendations App

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's no surprise to see Skyscanner absorb the last bits of the user-generated reviews brand formerly known as Gogobot. But the price-comparison search company's bet on soliciting reviews from its own customers remains intriguing. The move highlights its ambition to become a superapp for travel.

8 months ago

Ctrip Relaunches Trip.com as Its English Language Travel Agency Brand

Ctrip Relaunches Trip.com as Its English Language Travel Agency Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We had speculated before that Ctrip might use its newly acquired Trip.com domain for its own agency listings, displacing the travel recommendation service it recently bought. By de-emphasizing its Chinese origin, it may hope to ingratiate itself with more Western travelers.

2 years ago