Nolan was chairman at Skyscanner for three years until 2013. He is best known for founding booking site Hostelworld.
Skyscanner, which was launched in Edinburgh in 2003, now has 60 million monthly active users and is available in more than 30 languages. It has a growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas.
The privately-owned company has more than 800 employees. Ctrip said today that Skyscanner's current management team would continue to manage Skyscanner's operations independently.
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