The SCAN – Apple streetview patent, Kayak turns profit, IHG inventory in Ctrip and more travel tech news.
The SCAN – Apple streetview patent, Kayak turns profit, IHG inventory in Ctrip and more travel tech news
In China, only the state-run online ticket-booking website has been allowed to sell train tickets online. But this week, change is in the air.
China-based vacation rental service startup Tujia secured its Series B funding from GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CDH Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners, Ctrip and HomeAway.
Yesterday, Baidu, China’s largest search engine, trumpeted the astonishing growth of its travel site Qunar, which in the fourth quarter became Chinaâ€™s largest internet retailer of airline tickets â€” overtaking Ctrip, the dominant OTA.
TripAdvisor, Ryanair, Jumeirah, CTrip, Jetblue, Korean Air, Delta, Dubai, South Africa, and Google Maps all appear in our roundup of the stories making news and driving opinion on 15 October.
Iâ€™ve been covering Asiaâ€™s travel and tourism industry for more years than I care to remember and I can honestly say this is currently the most intense time of change.
China’s largest online travel agencies are battling for their share of the domestic travel market, which is growing about 14%-a-year, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion today.
Wotif has cornered the online accommodation booking space in Australia and New Zealand, turning over $1.1 billion worth of bookings per year for over 17,000 accommodation provides in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.