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

Harbor views from Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong. Will calm return to the city? The volatile situation in Hong Kong, political tensions with Taiwan, and the U.S.-China trade war have negatively impact Ctrip’s business. Wharf Hotels Management Skift Take: Ctrip, or the company soon-to-be known as Trip.com Group Ltd., is banking on international growth … [Read more…]

Why Skyscanner Is Closing Its Stand-Alone Local Recommendations App

Ctrip CEO Jane Sun in conversation with Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein at the 2019 Aspen Action Forum in Aspen, Colorado in 2019. On September 16, Skyscanner, which is owned by Ctrip Group, will close the Trip by Skyscanner user-generated content website and mobile app once known as Gogobot. Ctrip Group Skift Take: … [Read more…]

Ctrip’s International Strategy Fuels TrainPal’s Hyper Growth

London Paddington Station Skift Take: The runaway success of the ticket booking app marks the latest development in the Chinese online travel giant’s strategy to strengthen its fast-growing international business. — Faye Chiu Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case Cover US $8.99End Date: Friday Oct-4-2019 1:55:00 PDTBuy It Now for … [Read more…]

China’s Ctrip Will Own Nearly Half of India’s MakeMyTrip After Share Swap

A 2017 view of the lobby of the Shanghai headquarters of Ctrip.com, which has exchanged shares with Naspers, with Naspers swapping its stake in MakeMyTrip for newly issued shares in Ctrip. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg Skift Take: It makes sense that Ctrip, the market leader in China, would be interested in strategically working more closely … [Read more…]

Meituan Dianping Claims Leadership as Largest Domestic Hotel Site in China

A Meituan delivery guy is waiting for red light on October 23, 2016. The company claims to be the largest booker of hotel rooms within China. Zhang Peng / LightRocket via Getty Images Skift Take: Meituan has an advantage in travel over some of its competitors because it is a platform company, offering an extensive … [Read more…]

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

Chinese tourists traveling farther afield. Clem Onojeghuo / Clem Onojeghuo, Unsplash Skift Take: China slowdown? Meituan rivalry? Naaah, Ctrip had a fab 2018. Domestic travel remains strong, but it is international travel growth that’s exciting. Now we know what drives its latest partnerships with TUI’s Musement and Rezdy. — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport … [Read more…]