Availpro integrates with Ctrip.com, leading Chinese Travel portal

Availpro integrates with Ctrip.com, leading Chinese Travel portal

This partnership gives Availpro’s hotel customers a way to attract the growing Chinese tourist market and thus increase their revenue

Paris April 21st, 2015 – Availpro, leading provider of e-­‐booking solutions, announces today the completion of the new 2‐way integration with Ctrip.com, China’s leading online travel and hotel booking platform.

Availpro has finalised its latest interface with Ctrip.com to offer seamless connection to its growing base of customers. This interface will help hotels using Availpro’s Smart Channel Manager make real-­‐ time rate and availability updates and reservation sent straight-­‐forward to their property management system, if connected to Availpro. This is another great opportunity for hoteliers to enhance their visibility and get more customers from China.

Ctrip’s hotel reservation network includes over 745,000 hotels in 200 countries, making it the largest in China. Thus Ctrip is the China’s Leading Travel Agent with 250,000,000 members and 30,000,000 user reviews.

This cooperation reinforces both companies strategy in helping hoteliers increase their foreign customers portfolio.

“China online travel market is fast-­‐growing by 14% from 2011 to 2016 by transaction scale and we are very impressed working with Availpro, a leading provider in its market.” says Maria Sun, Executive Vice President, CEO of Hotel Business Unit, Ctrip.

“Partnering with the leading Chinese company in the travel industry is a big step forward towards achieving the goal of bringing value to our customers. They will definitely benefit from greater visibility to one of the world’s largest and fastest expanding economies.” says Philippe Lamarche, President at Availpro.

About Ctrip
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip aggregates hotel and flight information to enable business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-­‐effective bookings. Ctrip also helps customers book vacation packages and guided tours. In addition, Ctrip corporate travel management services help corporate clients effectively manage their travel requirements.

Ctrip primarily targets frequent independent travelers in China who do not travel in groups. These travelers form a traditionally under-­‐served yet fast-­‐growing segment of the China travel industry. The company has experienced substantial growth since its inception in 1999 and has become one of the best-­‐known travel brands in China. It is the largest consolidator of hotel and other accommodations and transportation tickets in China in terms of the volume of the transactions booked by the end customers.
The company offers its services through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of its mobile apps, Internet websites and centralized toll-­‐free, 24-­‐hour customer service center.

About Availpro
Founded in 2001, Availpro is a leading provider of e-­‐booking software solutions which allows hotels to increase their occupancy and revenue while saving costs. Availpro provides innovative and critical tools to help managers operate their on-­‐line distribution, maximise commission-­‐free bookings from their official website and facilitate decision-­‐making processes regarding price optimisation and guest satisfaction.

Availpro partners with more than 300 companies around the world including largest OTA’s, meta-­‐ search portals, Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and PMS & CRS providers.

Availpro is pursuing an active international expansion strategy, and currently has offices in France, eight in Europe and two in North America.

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Availpro press contact:
Manuela Joulageix, Marketing & Communication Director manuela.joulageix@availpro.com

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