Hopper begins to expand beyond airfare predictions and flight bookings to offer consumers hotel rate predictions and room bookings.
Ctrip studies 50TB data generated daily by its 300 million users to understand demographics, customer demands and travel behavior, strengthening capabilities in AI, big data and intelligent hardware.
Trivago offered access to approximately 1.8 million hotels and other types of accommodation in over 190 countries, increasing total revenue to €287.9 million, up 17% year-over-year.
Oriental Group recently announced plans to raise RMB 141 million by issuing 27.53 million shares priced at RMB 5.14 per share to investors including Alibaba Group.
The Hong Kong-based startup announced its biggest ever round of funding – a $60 million series C investment co-led by Goldman Sachs and existing investors Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners.
Ctrip is not only growing its own technologies and data for destination marketing, but also exploring cross-platform strategies by partnering with internet giants including WeChat and Google.
Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer Nathan Blecharczyk has been named chairman of Airbnb China while the firm's former China chief departed abruptly after just 4-month service.
Around ￡100 million in currency has been exchanged between 300,000 users via WeSwap since it launched in 2015, and it has partnerships with more than 30 businesses in the travel industry.
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