Shijiebang, an online outbound travel platform, recently fully acquired social tourism service Tukeq and released a new product for outbound travelers.

According to Zhang Heping, founder of Shijiebang, the contents of Tukeq will be integrated to Shijiebang in the future. He added that the acquisition of Tukeq, a service that has accumulated substantial mobile users, will facilitate Shijiebang’s expansion into mobile market. Zhang noted the company planned to acquire another one or two self-guided tour services this year.

Founded in May 2011, Tukeq started as a social travel web and mobile app that helps people organize their travel plans by sharing, following and viewing other’s plans. After receiving funds from Innovation Works latter in the same year, the company pivoted to travel guide sector and released a dedicated app. Tukeq claimed millions of users and contents on more than 26,000 overseas scenic spots.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.