Skyscanner News

Ctrip acquires Skyscanner in £1.4bn deal

Ctrip acquires Skyscanner in £1.4bn deal

Ctrip.com International has signed a definitive agreement with the majority shareholders of Skyscanner under which the Chinese company will take control of the company. The terms of the acquisition value Skyscanner at approximately £1.4 billion. Skyscanner’s current management team will continue to manage Skyscanner’s operations independently as part of the Ctrip group.

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

Skyscanner has revealed travellers will be able to search for hotels and car hire from the existing flights app. The trend for both searching and booking travel on mobile has accelerated dramatically in recent years, with the Skyscanner apps having been downloaded over 40 million times worldwide. Almost half of all Skyscanner searches in the UK are now made using a mobile device, while the last year alone has seen a 38 per cent increase in people booking via smartphones in the UK.

WAYN.com partners with Skyscanner to offer flights to users

WAYN.com partners with Skyscanner to offer flights to users

WAYN.com, the social travel network, has partnered with leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner, to offer flights search to its users. The new partnership will offer WAYN.com users a comprehensive tool to compare and book flights, giving them the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach and helping them search through thousands of flight connections to find the very best flight deals.

Skyscanner partners with Mundi for global car rental search

Skyscanner partners with Mundi for global car rental search

Brazil-based metasearch site Mundi.com.br has partnered with leading global travel search engine Skyscanner to offer car rental search to its users. The new partnership will offer Mundi’s users a comprehensive tool to compare and book car rental, giving them the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach, including 30,000 pick-up locations across 175 countries worldwide.

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

British Airways signs Skyscanner ticketing partnership

In an industry first, British Airways is teaming up with Skyscanner to trial a new way to help customers make more informed decisions about the airline they’re flying with when they book with the airline via a travel search engine. The trial will see British Airways become the first global airline to offer tickets using the New Distribution Capability standard, an International Air Transport Association initiative that offers customers a more informative and flexible choice when booking airline tickets.

Flybe offers global connections following Skyscanner deal

Flybe offers global connections following Skyscanner deal

Newquay-Dubai, Southampton-Kuala Lumpur, Inverness-Hong Kong - just three of the numerous connecting bookings now possible with Flybe following the launch of innovative partnership with Skyscanner, a leading global travel search engine. The partnership makes Flybe’s ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition a convenient reality with bookings that can be instantly made via a direct link from its website.

Flight bookings move to mobile as passengers pick up phones

Flight bookings move to mobile as passengers pick up phones

Brits are booking their travel on the go more than ever before as global travel search site Skyscanner reports a 152 per cent global increase in flight searches on handheld devices in the last year. One in five Brits have now booked flights on a mobile or tablet; the most common place to book flights when out of the home is work, with 20 per cent admitting to booking holidays while in the office, followed by in the pub and while out for dinner.

Preferred Hotel Group links with Skyscanner for content deal

Preferred Hotel Group links with Skyscanner for content deal

Preferred Hotel Group, a global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to independent hotels, today unveiled the latest development in its aggressive distribution model by launching a new partnership with Skyscanner. The move is designed to drive greater consumer awareness of the Preferred Hotel Group brand, while increasing bookings and reducing the costs of customer acquisition for its 650 member hotels and resorts worldwide.