Ctrip Eyes Acquisition Of Swedish Travel Company

Chinese leading Internet tourism services provider Ctrip.com is reportedly considering buying Etraveli AB, an online tourism business of the German …

Consumer Complaints Cause China’s Major Airlines To Dump Qunar.com

Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines’ Beijing Capital Airlines announced that due to large amount of consumer complaints, the three companies decided to close their flagship stores on Qunar.com. All the three airlines said that they received too many complaints, including overcharging fees for refunds or changes; adding extra prices when selling tickets; […]

Ctrip.com Invests USD180 Million In Indian Peer

Chinese Internet tourism service provider Ctrip.com announced that the company will invest USD180 million in Indian online tourism company MakeMyTrip …

Another Merger Within China’s Internet Travel Sector

Chinese online tourism service provider Ly.com announced a full acquisition of Shanghai Meichen International Travel Service Co. Ltd. This is reportedly the second Chinese travel agency acquired by Ly.com over the past two months. The first one was Nantong Huihuang International Travel Service Co. Ltd. Founded in 2005, Shanghai Meichen International Travel Service is a […]

HNA Invests USD500 Million In Tuniu.com

Chinese Internet tourism services provider Tuniu.com officially confirmed that Hainan Airlines Tourism Group has made a USD500 million investment in the company. On the completion of the transaction, Hainan Airlines Tourism Group will become the largest shareholder of Tuniu.com with about 24.1% of the shares. Tuniu announced in May 2015 that the company received total […]

Baidu Helps Consummate 3-Way Travel Deal In China

After dancing around each other for years, a deal today marries two of China’s top travel websites. Chinese travel company Ctrip.com International, Ltd. completed a share exchange transaction with search engine Baidu, Inc. in which Baidu has exchanged 178,702,519 Class A ordinary shares and 11,450,000 Class B ordinary shares of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited beneficially […]

China’s Dianping.com Expands Into Singapore

Chinese classified information site Dianping.com has inked a strategic deal with Singapore Tourism Board to provide various services to Chinese tourists visiting Singapore. The two parties will combine resources to cover dining, hotel, traveling, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Dianping.com will integrate information from tens of thousands of Singapore vendors, providing tickets of over 60 popular […]

Former Ctrip VP Appointed CEO Of eLong

Chinese online travel service provider eLong.com has appointed Jiang Hao as its new chief executive officer. The company also appointed Zhou Rong as chief strategy officer; and promoted vice president Gao Yan to senior vice president. Meanwhile, Cui Guangfu, former chief executive officer of eLong will continue to serve the company as a consultant. Jiang […]

China’s Online Travel Sector Finds Big New Investment

Who said only Ctrip and eLong ruled the Chinese Internet travel world? LY.com, one of China’s many privately-run travel booking websites, announced that they have gained over CNY6 billion new investments from Wanda Culture Industry Group, Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund, and CITIC Capital. As the lead investor, Wanda Culture Industry Group invested CNY3.58 billion in […]

Nokia Here To Provide Overseas Map Data For Baidu

Chinese search engine company Baidu recently reached an agreement with Nokia to provide map services to Chinese users outside China as Baidu aims to develop international businesses through mobile services.

17u.cn Gains CNY500 Million Investment To Grow Chinese Internet Travel Business

Chinese tourism booking platform 17u.cn announced that the company has received a CNY500 million investment from Tencent, Boyu Capital, and Oriza Holdings. According to 17u.cn, the company still maintains the controlling stake after receiving the investment and the company still aims at an independent IPO in the future. Wu Zhixiang, chief executive officer of 17u.cn, […]

China.com Jumpstarts Global Internet Expansion Plans

More than a decade after the website sunk into oblivion, the new owners of the China.com domain name are hoping an international revival will grab users back to the site. Guoguang Global Media Holdings Limited, the industrial management platform of China Radio International, recently announced growth plans for its acquired business, China.com. Founded in May […]

TravelSky, Sugon Team For Big Data Aimed At China’s Travel Sector

China’s TravelSky Technology Limited and Sugon Information Industry Company Limited have signed a strategic agreement covering cooperation in joint research and big data analysis.

Alibaba Group Makes Strategic Investment In Online Chinese Travel Service

China’s Alibaba Group has announced a strategic investment in Qyer.com, a Chinese tourist information and online value-added service provider.

Tencent’s Indian JV Acquires Local Internet Bus Ticket Website

Ibibo, the Indian joint venture invested by China’s Tencent and South Africa’s Naspers, has reportedly acquired an Indian online bus ticket website named RedBus.in.

Ctrip.com Shuffles Top Executives

Chinese tourism website Ctrip.com announced that James Liang has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the company; and Fan Min has been appointed deputy chairman and president, effective from March 1, 2013.

Online Travel Bookings In China Get Boost With New Airline Agreement

Travel agents around the world using Sabre’s system to book online tickets for some Chinese airlines now can breathe a sigh of relief.

Renren.com Announces Social Travel Website In China

Chinese social networking site operator Renren.com has announced the launch of a new social travel platform Fengche.com, which has already been running for a few months.

Baidu.com Takes Majority Stake In Chinese Travel Website

Chinese search engine Baidu.com announced that is plans to make a USD306 million investment in Qunar.com, a Chinese travel search engine.

Tencent Buys Online Travel Stake In eLong.com

Chinese online travel service provider eLong Inc. reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, and said Tencent made a strategic investment in the company.

Taxes Increase For Ctrip’s Chinese Online Travel Services

Internet travel services company Ctrip.com International Ltd. announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, and stated that revenues rose.

Chinese Internet Travel Revs Rise, But Profit Still Low For eLong.com

Chinese online travel website eLong Inc. reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

Ctrip.com Announces Annual Internet Travel Financial Results In China

Chinese online travel website Ctrip.com International Ltd. reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2010.

Internet Travel Profit Drops In China At eLong.com

Net income dipped sharply for Chinese online travel service provider eLong Inc. as it reported its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Ctrip.com Posts Q3 China Internet Travel Financial Results

China’s top online travel website Ctrip.com International Ltd. today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, and stated total revenues of CNY863 million, representing a 48% increase from the same period in 2009 and a 16% increase from the previous quarter.

Internet Travel Income In China Rises For Ctrip.com

China’s top online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd. today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, and showed a year-on-year net income increase of 48%.

MOR To Promote Online Train Ticket Booking Nationwide

Booking a train ticket can be a hassle in China, as many tickets are only available within 72 hours of departure and tickets must usually be purchased either at a railway station or a designated ticket kiosk outside of the station.

Ctrip.com Tumbles As Chinese Internet Travel Services Take Big Hit

The share price of China’s top online travel website, Ctrip.com, tumbled almost 14% today as word leaked that Chinese airlines were slashing commissions to Chinese travel agents.