In Q2, China online travel OTA market share was quite stable with Ctrip, Elong and 17u staying as the top three players. Ctrip topped with 48% share, followed by Elong with 9.1%, 17u with 6.5%. Ctrip, 17u, 118114, Mangocity had advantages in air tickets booking market; Ctrip, Elong, 17u, 118114 occupied large percent of hotel […]
According to AdChina research, Ctrip and Qunar are the top online hotel and air ticket booking websites. Over 50% business travelers made online bookings on Ctrip and Qunar. Generally speaking, business travelers who travel more than 4 times tend to choose online bookings.
go.qq.com, part of Tencent, is the most visited online travel website in May 2012 according to Hitwise data; it’s not surprising considering the mass online community Tencent owns.
Just in time for China’s big holiday, spring festival, Baidu’s Box Computing initiative has come out with its real-time flight status inquiry service, integrated in the search results. When a user searches on Baidu using “flight number”?she can view the real-time flight status on top of the search results like the screenshot shown above. Similarly, […]
Travel search engine Qunar.com received USD 306 million strategic investment from Baidu, which makes Baidu the biggest institutional shareholder. 306 million is the biggest strategic investment in online travel market in China and also the biggest one for Baidu so far. Qunar and Baidu will work closely together in the product line and branding to promote […]
Qunar recently announced free use of their online hotel marketing and user comments management tools for free. Hotels can update their hotel information and photos, which Qunar promises approval within two working days.