Almost a year after partnering with eLong, HotelsCombined expanded its reach in China and other parts of Asia by integrating hotel rates from Ctrip, as well.
With so much happening in the world of mobile travel, it is easy for agents to be unclear about what they should do to get a piece of the action.
As Chinaâ€™s online travel market grows, competition among trip booking sites has heated up, with home-grown providers fighting hard to keep and increase market share.
Chinese travelers are increasingly booking online and eLong and Ctrip are battling for their hearts, minds and Renminbi.
Ctrip.com, the Shanghai based travel company, saw its profits rise 48% in the second quarter and it’s on the lookout for additional acquisitions.
Barry Diller addressed the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Summit in Beijing, expressing thoughts on why Google won’t succeed in travel, why companies should jump into mobile with both feet, and why foreign companies fail in China.
When you think of the leading players in online travel globally, Priceline and Expedia might be near the top of your list. But, would you immediately place Ctrip, the Shanghai-based travel agency, in the upper echelons, as well?
China Lodging Group, parent company of the HanTing economy hotel brands, is expected to raise $90-110 million in its Nasdaq IPO this week.