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China's biggest online travel firm buys Skyscanner in £1.4bn deal

by LLB Reporter
24th Nov 16 10:38 am

Deal of the day

China’s biggest online travel company has snapped up travel search website Skyscanner in a deal worth £1.4bn.

Ctrip.com International is buying the Scotland-based Skyscanner which previously had ambitions to float.

Skyscanner’s website serves 60m monthly active users and is available in more than 30 languages.

Ctrip co-founder and executive chairman Liang Jianzhang said: “This acquisition will strengthen long-term growth drivers for both companies. Skyscanner will complement our positioning at a global scale.”

Gareth Williams, chief executive of Skyscanner, said: “Ctrip is the clear market leader in China and a company we can learn a huge amount from.”

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