China Ctrip, mobility services in 785 cities around the world!

18/07/2019

Ctrip has launched collaborations around the world to encourage, above all, Chinese tourists

 


Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, is currently expanding its functions and the services it offers to its customers. In particular, Ctrip announced that it has integrated 10 ride services worldwide into its app to offer various mobility services. These include the booking of a private tour or a van rental in 785 cities. In addition, there are also new entries in Ctrip. Lyft, which offers the guide service in the United States, and Grab, which is popular in Southeast Asia.
Ctrip also collaborates with Cabify, which covers Portuguese, Spanish, Mexican and other South American countries and has relationships with Careem, which operates in Western Asia and North Africa. Gett, which covers Britain, Russia and Israel, is also connected via the Ctrip app now. Other partners are Liftago, which covers the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Taxi Deutschland and Bolt in Germany, Taxis Verts in Belgium and TCA of the Netherlands.

The move will facilitate Chinese tourists traveling abroad


Obviously, given that Ctrip is mainly used by the Chinese, this move is also strategic to attract and facilitate Chinese tourists traveling abroad. But not just travel, according to the press release, in fact, the Ctrip app also provides online translation to help users communicate with local drivers and also allows payment in RMB.
 

 

 

 

Last year, Ctrip partnered with Splyt, a train travel aggregator, which teams up with all these ten platforms, to offer pick-up and delivery services, on Trip.com, the online travel agency’s Asia Pacific brand Chinese. Now, its Chinese app offers more mobility options through this ride integration.

 

Ctrip’s alliance with these ten cavalcades could pose a threat to Didi


Ctrip’s alliance with these new partners could pose a threat to Didi, China’s largest transport platform. Indeed Didi is trying to expand globally, as in Mexico, and is trying to forge relationships with other startups that cater to overseas Chinese tourists.

 

 

An example of how companies are adapting to Chinese tourists is Guide, which has just raised $ 50 million in its C + series cycle to connect more Chinese speaking drivers living outside the country with more outbound Chinese tourists

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