Auckland-based channel manager STAAH has completed a new integration partnership with Chinas leading online travel agency. Clients of STAAH will be benefiting from a gateway to a hugely growing and profitable market through this connection.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd is the leading travel service provider of accommodation reservations, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip brings together a large range of hotel and flight information to enable both business and leisure travellers to make informed and cost-effective bookings.
As China’s leading travel agent Ctrip has the biggest network in China with over 170,000 hotels in China and 1,600 flight routes throughout the country. Ctrip also has international coverage with over 9,000 flights and 510,000 hotels in 199 different countries.
“STAAH is excited to integrate with Ctrip, China’s largest online travel service provider. This gives our growing list of clients and opportunity to have direct access with Ctrip and increase their online presence,” says Edwin Saldanha, Head of Sales at STAAH Limited.
With over 60,000 destinations and attractions in Mainland China, Ctrip has a member base of 250,000,000 and over 30,000,000 real user reviews. The partnership with Ctrip gives STAAH’S clients the fantastic chance to connect with these Ctrip members and maximise their own online visibility.
China is expected to account for one-third of the Asia-Pacific travel market by 2015 with online gross bookings for China predicted to double in that time. With STAAH’s clients now having direct access with Ctrip.com the leading online travel agency in China, they will have a dominant head start in this market.