Posts Tagged: Travel


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The future of online Asian travel isn’t up in the air; it’s buses, taxis, ferries, and trains

Asian travel is due for an overhaul. And it's not just about airlines and hotels.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 11:21 am
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Expedia makes a big push for Asia with $659 million acquisition

Travel booking titan Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is making a big push for new users and revenue streams in Asia today with the A$703 million (US$6...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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UK-based Skyscanner acquires Chinese travel search startup Youbibi for an undisclosed amount

It’s not often that we get news of international internet companies acquiring Chinese startups, so when it happens, we pay attention: ...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Big data and machine learning liven up the Indian online travel space

The travel industry in India is buzzing with startups and established players innovating quickly to get ahead of the pack. Portals like Make...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:01 pm
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HotelQuickly adds an extra 24 hours to last-minute hotel booking app

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly is no longer so last minute

Users of HotelQuickly, a popular last-minute hotel booking app, can now book one day ahead. The change comes in a major app update rolling o...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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China Xiaozhu site like Airbnb

China’s budget-minded Airbnb clone gets $15 million in funding

One of China’s top Airbnb-like sites, Xiaozhu, has secured US$15 million in series B funding to help it grow. It comes nearly 18 months af...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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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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Shotgun! China’s internet giants race to get cars online

After taking over China's smartphones and computers with WeChat and QQ, it's become quite clear in the past couple days where Tencent wants ...

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site

Ctrip, one of the largest online travel agencies in China, has invested over $200 million in local attraction online ticketing site LY.com.

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 12:15 am
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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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Rakuten confirms acquisition of minority stake in AirAsia Japan

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten (4755:Tokyo) today announced that it has purchased an 18 percent stake in AirAsia Japan, a new carrier laun...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A Tesla road-trip? A cruise? China’s JD gets more creative with online travel bookings

A month after raising $1.78 billion in its massive US IPO, Chinese ecommerce site JD is today totally revamping and relaunching its online t...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip finds $1 million investment, plans to embrace Chinese tourists

After new $1 million investment, Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip plans to embrace Chinese tourists

MyRealTrip, a Korea-based startup that provides the country's overseas travelers with personalized guided tours in Korean, today announced i...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Tujia series C funding

Tujia gets cozy $100 million funding to grow holiday home rental site in China and overseas

The Airbnb-esque Tujia got a monster series C funding to help grow its business in China and overseas.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 9:37 pm
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Ask a question, get a plan: new Indian startup streamlines your travel booking

The next time you visit Bangalore for a startup meetup, you might want to take a day off to drive down to one of the coasts flanking this te...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 2:15 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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Celebrities as tour guides? Locaruu makes it possible

Locaruu wants to give travelers a more immersive and personal experience by providing local guides.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 1:30 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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