Posts Tagged: tourism


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US travel giant Priceline invests $500 million into China’s Ctrip for up to 10% stake

The investment comes in the form of a convertible bond, and Priceline will be allowed to buy up to 10 percent of Ctrip over the next year on...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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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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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 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
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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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