TECH, ink agreement to expand cooperation in tourism, e-commerce

TECH, ink agreement to expand cooperation in tourism, e-commerce


07:41, August 18, 2020

A visitor poses for photos in front of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, July 2, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua) Group, China's largest online travel agency, inked a strategic cooperation agreement on Sunday with, China's e-commerce giant, to expand cooperation in tourism and e-commerce.

According to the agreement, the two giants projected five visions of cooperation including reaching a wider range of users, sharing channels and resources, covering online and offline transaction scenarios, cross-industry marketing and expanding cooperation on the business travel market. Group promised to offer real-time tourism product inventory with competitive prices to The tourism products are expected to be launched on within eight months. Group CMO Sun Bo said through the strategic cooperation, the company will not only bring highly competitive tourism products and services but also, with's support, further extend the tourism-related business, providing more diversified products and services to more than 400 million users worldwide.

During the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak in the first half-year, tens of millions of trips booked on were canceled or rescheduled, with orders worth more than 31 billion yuan (about 4.46 billion U.S. dollars).

China's domestic tourism has started to rebound. said it will open a flagship store on to seize the window period of the tourist market recovery. Group and each owns over 400 million active users. Group has sustained its role as a leader in China's business travel market, while owns 8 million corporate clients and tens of thousands of selected merchants.

During the COVID-19 epidemic, Group hosted over 40 livestreaming programs grossing 1.1 billion yuan in orders of booked tourist products. has increased its investment in short-video livestreaming e-commerce.

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