Ctrip asserts supremacy with its performance, gears up for deeper penetration 

Chinese OTA Ctrip is building the accelerated growth momentum shown by the strong results in the recent quarters. And going forward, it is targeting even a bigger slice of the total pie.

By Ritesh Gupta, TravelDaily.cn Correspondent

 

If there is one entity in the Chinese travel e-commerce category that stands out for its sustained investment, operational efficiency and profitability, then it has to be Ctrip.

While international brands struggle to establish a feasible business model, Ctrip is persistently expanding its reach, with sustained product ...

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Interview with Priceline’s Glenn Fogel ahead of China TDS, Sep 12-13, Shanghai

Priceline: OTA model has significant advantages for the consumer

By Charlie Li, China TravelDaily

 

The secret to The Priceline Group’s success may not be evident from watching Mr. Shatner’s mugging as the “Priceline Negotiator.” One key is that outside North America, the company drops its name-your-own-price model and uses a traditional booking model that has allowed it to become the world’s biggest seller of hotel rooms by selling 141.6 million room nights in 2011.

Primarily driven by international business, Priceline has achieved a ...

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Interview with Wotif Group CEO Robbie Cook on Asia and China

Next stop: Asia

Australia’s biggest online travel group Wotif kicks into gear for regional expansion

Republished with permission by  China TravelDaily

Wotif.com has cornered the online accommodation booking space in Australia and New Zealand, turning over US1.1 billion worth of bookings per year for the 10,000 accommodation providers in Australia and New Zealand and 7,000 in Southeast Asia listed on its site.

Claiming a market share of 10 per cent of all Australian accommodation bookings by end of 2011, the group has been named ...

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China Travel Distribution Summit Partners with PhoCusWright

China Travel Distribution Summit 2012

China Travel Distribution Summit Partners with PhoCusWright

Guangzhou, China, Jun. 4th- TravelDaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing and technology in the travel and tourism industries, announced today it will partner with PhoCusWright to host the 2012 China Travel Distribution Summit in Shanghai from Sep. 12 to 13 2012.

The China Travel Distribution Summit 2012 will bring together ...

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The China Outbound Travel Education Series – part 6: Internet, social media and online marketing

This is a basic overview of what travel companies and destinations should consider before embarking on a digital marketing campaign in China:

Due to the fast economic growth and high education levels in China, internet usage has been booming in the past decade. Young urban professionals are morel likely to obtain their travel information online than through any other source. All major cities have reliable and affordable broad band internet access. Most Internet providers are based in Beijing. The internet is ...

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When things look bad, find a market that continues to grow and win business there – lessons from China

The reason I am focused on promoting tourism development with China is because I have witnessed first hand the dynamic growth and immense potential of the sector. I have felt the energy of the people working in the sector in China and seen the hunger of Chinese to travel overseas. The pace of growth and expansion has overwhelmed me when I was working there in 2002-2005 and since then, each time I return I can see that the Chinese travel ...

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