Strengthening development of the Spanish Tourism Industry
MADRID, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ctrip, the largest online travel agent in Asia and the second largest in the world attended the 38th FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain. FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets. With over 9500 travel companies from 165 countries and regions, FITUR is one of the largest trade shows in Europe. Ctrip's presence at FITUR reflects our cooperation with partners in Europe. From first purchasing Europe's meta search Skyscanner at the end of 2016 for US$1.7 billion to agreements with various travel partners, Ctrip is an international platform. We play a leading role in providing over 300 million registered members with an efficient one-stop travel experience.
At the event, Ms. Jenna Qian, the Vice President of Ctrip held talks with numerous Spanish tourism bureaus, travel leaders, airline and local agencies to further promote tourism in Spain.
With pleasant climate, beautiful landscapes, unique local cuisine and rich history and culture, Spain is an attractive destination for Chinese tourists. According to Ctrip's data, Chinese tourist numbers to Spain are seeing strong consecutive growth. Ctrip's 2017 Q1 to Q3 data noted a year on year growth of 114% in hotel reservation and a year on year growth of 87% in airline ticket reservation.
At a speech organized by FITUR, Ms. Jenna Qian, Vice President of Ctrip, said, "Ctrip is continuously increasing travel destinations and remains committed to promoting global tourism. 2018 is the China-Europe Tourism Year and since Spain remains a popular destination for Chinese travelers, we look forward to more in-depth collaborations with our Spanish counterparts."
In order to further develop tourism in Spain, Ms. Jenna Qian met with Mr. Manuel Butler, Director General of Tourspain (Spain), Mr. Emiliano García-Page, President of Castilla-La Mancha as well as representatives from Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and more. Ctrip also held talks with Spain's national airline IBERIA, Real Madrid C.F., Logitravel and Destinia. Ctrip looks forward to working together with our Spanish partners so that we could continue to provide high-quality products and services for our travelers.
Ctrip's Destination Marketing has cooperated with more than 300 destinations worldwide. In recent years, Destination Marketing has maintained a long-term stable and positive relationship with all partners in Spain. Through product innovation, data utilization, integration and diversification, Ctrip aims to enhance tourism in Spain and ensure that travel experiences remain positive for Chinese travelers.
About Ctrip.com International, Ltd.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. It is the largest online consolidator of accommodations and transportation tickets in China in terms of transaction volume. Ctrip enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings by aggregating comprehensive travel related information and offering 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. Ctrip also helps customers book vacation packages and guided tours. In addition, through its corporate travel management services, Ctrip helps corporate clients effectively manage their travel requirements. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip has experienced substantial growth and become one of the best-known travel brands in China.
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