Online travel agency is an international on-line travel means. The web site is owned by Group ( once International, Ltd. in China ), one of the world ‘s largest on-line travel agencies with over 400 million users worldwide, and besides the parent of Skyscanner. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The site provides booking services for flights, hotels, trains, car rentals, airport transfers, tours and attraction tickets, and claims to offer more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, vitamin a well as over 2 million flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities. Train tickets for use in the UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Mainland China are besides available for leverage on the web site. [ 1 ] is available in 19 different languages, including English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Polish, Greek, Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai, with the mobile app besides featuring vietnamese and Filipino. [ 4 ] It besides provides localized english versions for Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. [ 5 ] was acquired by Group in October 2017. [ 6 ]

holocene Announcements [edit ]

  • In February 2018, became the first third-party to sell Korail tickets online with the launch of its South Korea rail ticketing service.[7]
  • In March 2018, partnered with Deutsche Bahn to sell German train tickets through its website and mobile app.[8]
  • In March 2018, launched its car rentals service, spanning across over 6,000 cities.[9]
  • In June 2018, airport transfer was launched on’s Hong Kong and English sites, initially covering more than 200 cities in 55 countries.[10]
  • In July 2019, expanded the reach of its car rental service in four major language markets. [11]
  • In December 2019 the website reported 200% year-on-year growth in the car rentals product range for the winter holiday season. [12]
  • In September 2019, joined the Singapore Tourism Board in a strategic partnership for destination marketing.[13]
  • In 2019, adjacent to its parent company’s 20th anniversary event and announcement of its new Group identity, hosted its inaugural Airline Partner Conference, which brought together over 50 airlines.[14]
  • In January 2020, partnered with British Airways and Iberia on the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard to offer a more complete inventory on the website. [15]

Acquisition by Ctrip [edit ]

CTrip acquired in October, 2017. [ 6 ] The original business, built by entrepreneurs Travis Katz and Ori Zaltzman, was a change of location booking locate that featured user-generated contentedness and “ predictive intelligence-based technology. ” At the time of acquisition, CTrip reported had more than 60 million users. [ 16 ] The price of the deal was not disclosed. The Palo Alto-based inauguration had raised $ 39 million in fund. Expedia, Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures were among the investors in the party, which was founded in 2010. [ 17 ]

history of Brand [edit ]

prior to its acquisition by the Group in 2017, the brand had changed hands respective times. [ 18 ]

  • The domain was first purchased in 1996 by Trip Software Systems, and later sold to founder Antoine Toffa in 1998 for $5000
  • In 1999, Galileo International purchased a 19% stake in Toffa’s Inc., and in 2000, acquired the remaining stake of for $214.4 million in a combination of cash and stock.
  • In 2001, Cendant acquired Galileo, and combined with another acquisition, CheapTickets, to create Trip Network Inc. In 2003, Cendant ceased operating the domain.
  • In 2009, Orbitz Worldwide, a company acquired by Cendant in 2004 for $1.25 billion in cash and later split into a separate publicly traded entity, resumed use of the brand.
  • In 2013, Orbitz ceased operating the website.
  • In 2015, Expedia acquired Orbitz Worldwide, and inherited the domain.
  • In 2016, Gogobot, a travel booking and research company founded by entrepreneurs Travis Katz and Ori Zaltzman in 2010 acquired the brand from Expedia and rebranded the service as
  • In 2017, CTrip acquired and repositioned the company as an international online travel agency.[19]

Awards [edit ]

2019 Google Material Design Award : Universality [ 20 ]

References [edit ]