Xiaojiang Yu, CEO of The Posts – Activities Business Unit at Trip.com Group, said: “We are very pleased to have access to reflective services through the beyond the Bed portfolio of hotel beds. Many of our customers are looking for unique travel products that can offer them authentic local experiences internationally, and the range of hotels and the high level of exclusive offerings are second to none and, importantly, tailored to the needs of Chinese travellers. The agreement allows Beyond The Bed`s ancillary suppliers to access the group`s 400 million customers Trip.com through the Chinese and non-Chinese distribution channels of the Trip.com Group, which operates the Ctrip, Trip.com and Skyscanner platforms. The partnership provides Trip.com Group with access to the hotelbeds`Beyond The Bed Portfolio of more than 18,000 activities in 690 destinations, 25,000 transfer routes to 1,100 destinations as well as theme park attractions and tickets to events around the world. The partnership provides Trip.com Group with access to the portfolio of more than 18,000 activities in 690 Hotelbeds destinations. Forrest Zhang, Managing Director of China, Hotelsbeds, said: “We are very pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Trip.com Group, as its customers are highly valued by our supplier partners around the world. In recent years, we have worked hard to make our product range increasingly relevant to Chinese travelers, and our amplification of local distribution in China ensures that the sales process is favorable to China. Trip.com group holds more than 43% of the online tourism market in China, even the largest tourism market in the world, and the market is growing rapidly year on year, so we expect this partnership to generate significant sales growth for our supplier partners around the world. Beyond The Bed portfolio products are directly connected to the Trip.com Group system through API connectivity.
End-customers have access to Beyond The Bed`s attractive range of tours and activities through Trip.com Group`s outlets, holiday packages and packaged tours. Hotelbeds, the world`s largest bed bank, has announced a strategic partnership with Trip.com Group, a leading online travel and related services company that operates the Trip.com, Ctrip and Skyscanner brands.