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Some digital tips for destination marketers on wooing Chinese outbound travelers
By Martin Cowen | March 10, 2016
Mobile is increasingly important for the Chinese outbound market and local experiences are starting to replace the bucket list. Or so says a panel of pundits and executives from the industry in Chi Read More
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Alitrip reveals benefits of Alibaba data
By Viewpoints | March 1, 2016
Some 400 million people in China transact with Alibaba every year, and every byte of data generated is analysed, acted upon and shared across the group's many sites, including its travel marketplace A Read More
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Ctrip prepares for bumper Chinese New Year demand
By Martin Cowen | February 4, 2016
Ctrip is expecting the upcoming Chinese New Year to be its busiest ever period for outbound travel, with some six million people travelling overseas during the week-long national holiday. The Chine Read More
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Alitrip shifts focus to outbound with US agency partnerships
By Martin Cowen | January 13, 2016
Alibaba's travel brand Alitrip is building partnerships in countries where it anticipates demand from "young, affluent and mobile" Chinese travellers. The US is one of its priorities, and earlier t Read More
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Qyer picks up $60 million
By Martin Cowen | January 6, 2016
Chinese outbound specialist and travel community Qyer.com has secured $60 million in funding, with Alibaba's investment arm contributing to the Series D round. Alibaba led Qyer's $10 million Series Read More
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Qunar rings the C-suite changes
By Martin Cowen | January 4, 2016
Qunar has promoted its head of mobile to chief executive officer with immediate effect as part of a New Year management shake-up which sees current CEO and co-founder Chenchao “CC” Zhuang become a spe Read More
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Pivotal moments 2015 - the Ctrip Baidu Qunar share swap
By Martin Cowen | December 29, 2015
Ctrip ending up with a big stake in Qunar, thanks to a share swap with Qunar's majority shareholder Baidu, which now owns 25% of Ctrip, could be the 2015 deal in China which has the most meaningful lo Read More
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Alibaba's Alitrip has a distinctive travel model
By Sean O'Neil | November 25, 2015
A little more than a year ago, Alibaba, a giant Chinese e-commerce company, rebranded its travel booking website as Alitrip (去啊) -- and made it a separate unit. Unlike its well-funded rivals, Alitr Read More
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Marriott International signs up with Alitrip
By Martin Cowen | November 9, 2015
Marriott International has become the first major global hotel chain to run its own distribution channel on Alitrip, the standalone travel brand owned by China's global internet giant Alibaba Group. Read More
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A giant move - Softbank launches new OTA on Alitrip
By Martin Cowen | October 29, 2015
Japanese technology and investment firm Softbank is launching an online travel agency and will list inventory on Alitrip, the travel platform run by Alibaba. It will offer trips to Japan to Chinese Read More
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Alibaba flat-bats questions about Qunar and Ctrip share swap
By Martin Cowen | October 28, 2015
Alibaba's Q2s contain some eye-watering bigger picture e-commerce numbers but its response to a question about this week's Qunar/Ctrip share swap added little to the sum of human knowledge. Earlier Read More
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Interview: Wu on Alitrip, Alibaba's travel site, and Chinese outbound travel
By Sean O'Neil | October 6, 2015
It was a year ago this month that Alibaba, a giant Chinese e-commerce company, rebranded its travel booking website as Alitrip (去啊) -- which it then made an independent business unit. To find out t Read More
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Hacking China travelers' passion for mobile
By Gene Quinn | September 14, 2015
Next time you wrestle with an annoying mobile travel app to plan a trip, have confidence that help is on the way. It might just come from a Shanghai development team that hangs out at Jin Jiang Int Read More
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Ni hao, Hangzhou - THack is going back to China
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2015
We loved it China so much last year, we're bringing our THack roadshow of developer hackathons back for a second time. Produced once again with TravelDaily, THack China will run over the course of Read More
 alt="Never mind market turmoil, $2 billion mammoth round for taxi app Didi Kuaidi"  title="Never mind market turmoil, $2 billion mammoth round for taxi app Didi Kuaidi"
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Never mind market turmoil, $2 billion mammoth round for taxi app Didi Kuaidi
By Martin Cowen | July 10, 2015
Didi Kuaidi, the leading taxi app business in China, has raised $2 billion from existing and new investors, giving it a warchest of some $3.5 billion. Didi Kuaidi was formed when Didi Dache and Kua Read More