Posts Tagged: tourism


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China’s mobile travel bookings up more than 400% in the last year

Tech in Asia spoke to Qunar CEO Chenchao (a.k.a. CC) Zhuang about the fast-changing online travel industry.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 6:39 pm
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International tourism: China’s next multibillion-dollar ecommerce industry

China’s travel booking market has consolidated down to a few major players, but what travelers do once they arrive is a sector that’s st...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japanese online travel log gets funding for a trip to mobile

Wanderlust, makers of Japanese online travel log Compathy announced over the weekend it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from Incub...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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China’s Qunar sold 250,000 air tickets in one day for Chinese New Year

Chinese travel booking site Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) sold a quarter of a million plane tickets in a single day for Chinese New Year, compared t...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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Travel site Yikuaiqu gets funding to be China’s tour guide

Chinese travel services website Yikuaiqu today announced a series A funding round worth “millions of dollars” led by Shenzhen High-te...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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China’s travel booking leader Ctrip acquires overseas tourism site ToursForFun for over $100 million

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP), the most popular site in China for booking flights and hotels, is shelling out over $100 million to make Chinese site ...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Chinese developer makes free map and audio guide apps for 100+ tourist spots, reports 1 million active users

Now plastered on a wall at the south entrance to Nanluoguxiang, one of Beijing’s most popular tourist streets, is a billboard-sized ad...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Tease your wanderlust with ‘travel porn’ app Spottly, a new 500 Startups-backed venture from Hong Kong

The past few years have seen the emergence of apps and platforms on which users can post, curate, and share content while following the broa...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 2:19 pm
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TripTrus makes it easy to adventure in Indonesia on the cheap

TripTrus' online marketplace aims to make it easier for tourists to search for trip packages based on their leisure time, type of activity, ...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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North Korea Travel App The ultimate guide to North Korea

Need a vacation idea? This new app includes all you need to plan a trip to North Korea

The DPRK does have a budding tourism industry for curious travelers, and North Korea Travel might well be the most comprehensive guide yet.

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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China’s tourism ecommerce site Tuniu plans to raise $120 million in US IPO

China's IPO season looks to be in full swing as the latest company from China files with the SEC, packaged travel tour website Tuniu.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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China outbound visa service ByeCity secures $20 million from Alibaba, CBC Capital

ByeCity, a travel service for Chinese nationals needing a visa for outbound trips, announced today that it secured US$20 million in a seri...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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Over 20% of bookings on China’s top flight and hotel site come from mobile

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has led China’s online travel booking industry since the sector’s infancy, and it’s latest earnings c...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Taobao rescues Chinese travelers needing a visa

Beijing resident Hu Xiaodi just received her passport back in the mail with a fresh visa for her upcoming trip to Thailand after Chinese New...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 8:44 pm
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12 essential apps for China travelers on a budget

Getting around in China can be tough for newcomers, and even tougher if you’re short on cash. As a fairly recent college graduate without ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Grata takes 5-star hospitality out of hotels and puts it on your smartphone

We see a lot of travel and tourism startups popping up around Asia these days. So many, in fact, that planning a trip can be overwhelmin...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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China’s online travel bookings to double by 2015

Web sales currently account for only 15 percent of overall travel sales in China, but that number is rapidly growing. A new study by trave...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 10:11 pm
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Visiting Thailand? Download These Free Apps

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has the number one spot as 2013’s most popular tourist destination in the world with 15.98 million visit...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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