A Chinese city to pump life into local business with WeChat live streaming
China is showing renewed interest in live streaming. As the coronavirus swept through the country and shut down premises in droves, businesses are turning online to drive sales. Many have adopted live
China’s Ctrip now owns half of India’s MakeMyTrip following share swap with Naspers
China’s Ctrip, the world’s second largest online travel company, is doubling down on India after it announced a deal to increase its ownership of travel company MakeMyTrip to nearly half.
China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings
China’s largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is entering the hotel-booking business as it strives to recover from two highly publicized murders of female passengers by drivers on its platform.
Skyscanner adds train travel booking, starting in UK
UK-based travel search engine Skyscanner has expanding its offering with a train ticket booking feature that lets users of its iOS app book UK train journeys. The feature is slated as coming to UK
Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews
Travel metasearch giant Skyscanner has acquired Twizoo, a small London-based startup which makes a platform for brands to automate injecting relevant social content across their digital footprint.
Airbnb’s major China rival Tujia raises $300M more at a $1.5B valuation
Airbnb finally got serious about the Chinese market this year, and now its chief rival in the country — Tujia — has tapped investors for $300 million more to sharpen its focus on global ma
GoEuro plugs its data into Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar
Berlin-based GoEuro, the well-funded European travel planner platform, is looking to the Far East for business growth, announcing today that it's inked a distribution partnership with Chinese travel
China’s Ctrip is buying flight search company Skyscanner for $1.74 billion
Skyscanner, the Scotland-based flight-search company, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for £1.4 billion, or approximately $1.74 billion.
Travel booking giant Ctrip invests $463M in China Eastern Airlines
China's biggest travel booking sites are quite literally taking to the skies. Fresh on the heels of Qunar's plan to launch an airline alongside unnamed partners, Ctrip has announced a 3 billion CNY ($
Chinese Travel Booking Giant Ctrip Invests $180M In India’s MakeMyTrip
Ctrip, the Chinese travel booking site valued at over $10 billion, has taken a big step in India after it agreed to invest $180 million in MakeMyTrip, a fellow booking service that covers flights, hot
Qunar And Ctrip, China’s Top Travel Booking Sites, Agree To Share Swap And Business Alliance
China's two largest travel booking giants Qunar and Ctrip are partnering up to end a long period of rivalry and courtship with a share swap. The deal follows two major mergers between competing tech c
Chinese Travel Platform Qunar Raises $500M, Turns Down Ctrip Acquisition Offer
Qunar, one of China’s largest online travel booking platforms, plans to expand its mobile business with a new $500 million investment led by Silver Lake.