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Things are moving quickly over here at China Travel and we would like to keep you abreast of the latest developments so you, our loyal readers, can be the first to benefit from a growing number of travel-related services and special Ctrip deals. Sound good? Find out more after the jump....
Ctrip goes international!
First things first. This spring, we grew from being the Ctrip English website into the Ctrip International website! This means in addition to our Chinese and English websites, we've also launched Ctrip Korean and Ctrip Japanese to better serve our growing international community of customers.
In order to get this up and running, Business Development Manager Eric Cherng was drafted in to spearhead the launch of the multi-language project and plans to expand its services in the near future. He is working diligently every day to build up the number of products on offer and promote Ctrip's new language platforms to the Korean and Japanese customers that make up 30% of our customer base and many more besides.
Ctrip International currently offers over 3,137 China hotels bookable in Korean and 5,144 China hotels bookable in Japanese with more added every day, plus our signature great customer service in both languages.
The goal by fall 2012 is to expand the Korean and Japanese sites to also include flight searches, and future plans include both German and French websites so be sure to tell all of your international friends to stay tuned because Ctrip is going global!
30,000+ bookable hotels
This month Ctrip also reached another milestone with more than 30,000 bookable hotels in 134 countries worldwide. Our hotels team is working hard to continually expand this network to better serve our customers around the globe.
Arriba Arriba!! Trade in your bamboo hat for a sombrero and fly from Shanghai to Tijuana for as little as RMB 9,170 (round trip). Do it quick though because you must depart before June 30, 2012. Other Mexico destinations available are Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara, Mérida and Monterrey. Call 400 619 9999 (Mainland China) or (86 21) 3210 4669 (International) to book!
Calling all flashpackers! Ctrip is currently holding a contest on Facebook with A La Carte Maps where all you have to do is LIKE the Ctrip Facebook page, and WRITE on our wall for the chance to WIN five A La Carte Maps of your choice. A La Carte Maps are gorgeous hand-drawn maps filled with hot tips provided by local experts in 19 cities worldwide, and Ctrip is giving away five maps to one lucky winner every Friday for the next ten weeks (until August 10)!
What are you waiting for? Just LIKE, WRITE & WIN!
My Chengdu Story
Submissions to the Ctrip Chengdu writing contest close today (June 8th) but if you've left it too late you can still have your say on which of these literary wonders go through to the final and the chance to win RMB 2,000 in Ctrip travel vouchers or their very own panda suit. Vote once per day for the same story or share the love, the choice is yours.
Check back with us regularly for more great travel related opportunities!