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Skyscanner to provide in-trip content after Ctrip buys Trip.com

Posted by Phil Davies on
Skyscanner to provide in-trip content after Ctrip buys Trip.com

Global travel search site Skyscanner is to provide in-trip content through Trip.com.

The plan emerged after the Scottish-based company’s Chinese owner Ctrip acquired Trip.com, a Silicon Valley-based travel planning and local discovery app and site.

Skyscanner, which is available in over 30 languages and has 10 offices across the world, offers instant flight, hotel and car rental comparisons.

The technology, community and content behind Trip.com will allow the company to introduce in-trip content to travellers, such as personalised, relevant recommendations.

This will enable Skyscanner to serve the needs of travellers at every step of the process, from choosing where to travel to finding the best deals to get users there to helping them have the perfect experience once they arrive.

Skyscanner chief technology officer Bryan Dove said: “Our aim has always been to make travel search as simple as possible, providing travellers everything they need in one single place.

“Adding Trip.com’s content to Skyscanner’s offering represents the next step towards that goal.

“Trip.com is inherently social and mobile, and we’re hugely excited to learn from, and work alongside, their great team.”

Trip.com co-founder and chief executive Travis Katz added: “Skyscanner shares our focus on mobile and our passion for empowering people to have amazing travel experiences. We’re excited to work with Skyscanner to offer a single resource to travelers around the world that meets all their travel needs.”

Trip.com’s team of 30 will continue to operate from their current office locations, alongside co-founders Travis Katz and Ori Zaltzman.

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