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Tuniu – tour specialist capitalising on travel boom

Our proprietary survey data suggests that online packaged tour specialist Tuniu is enjoying growing popularity due to strong demand from entry-level outbound tourists in particular.

31 July 2014

eLong – outmanoeuvred by more nimble peers

Weak air ticket bookings and limited exposure to fast-growing sub-segments are eroding market share for loss-making online travel agency eLong.

31 July 2014

Ctrip – maintaining its lead despite margin pressures

An aggressive acquisition strategy has enabled Ctrip to consolidate its leadership of China’s overseas travel agency market. However, competition is growing, while margins continue to decline.

31 July 2014

Priceline – tapping into the outbound tourism boom

US online travel agent Priceline is poised to gain further market share in China, supported by its huge overseas hotel inventory and the trend towards independent travel among wealthier Chinese tourists.

31 July 2014

Qunar – price comparison site gains ground

China’s leading travel price comparison site is enjoying growing popularity among price-sensitive consumers, but rising costs associated with restructuring continue to weigh on its bottom line.

31 July 2014

Online travel – branching out

Leading online travel agencies are looking to diversify their offerings beyond air tickets and hotel bookings into fast-growing sub-sectors in order to tap into new pockets of growth in a fast-growing but increasingly mature market.

31 July 2014

Special Report: Foreign travel for the masses

Our latest survey of 1,257 outbound tourists and 37 travel agencies nationwide reveals that Chinese tourists are travelling abroad in greater numbers and more frequently than ever before, but are spending less on shopping per trip and more on hotels, food and entertainment.

16 January 2014

Special Report: A more selective approach to shopping

Our survey reveals that shopping remains central to the Chinese outbound tourism experience, but low- and middle-income travellers are becoming more selective about the goods they purchase on each overseas trip.

16 January 2014

China’s milk crunch

DANWEI – Due to a shortage of milk cows and/or powdered milk, China is experiencing an ongoing dearth of milk, causing the price of fresh milk to rise steadily. Also in this week’s Danwei Bulletin, travel agencies vie for custom during the December travel rush, and CCTV calls out Wumart for charging slotting fees.

06 December 2013

Budget hotels – too many rooms at the inn

A slowing travel market and a surge in hotel supply after years of aggressive expansion have hit China’s budget hotel operators across the board in 1H13. 

05 September 2013

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