SHANGHAI, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ctrip Group (CTRP), a leading provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, package tour and corporate travel management and other travel-related services has partnered with South Korea's national rail operator Korail to provide the sales of Korean rail tickets making it easy for member to purchase Korean rail tickets in their local languages. The service will first be available on Trip.com, Ctrip's Asia Pacific focused one-stop travel booking service available in 13 languages and further expand to other platforms within the Ctrip Group. This cooperation marks the first time Korail has partnered with an online third party to sell rail tickets.
With Korail joining Trip.com train platform, customers from all over the world will be able to conveniently purchase passage for Korea Train eXpress (KTX), high speed rail to visit locations throughout South Korea. This partnership will particularly benefit foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang starting February 9th, who can take advantage and purchase high speed rail tickets to Pyeongchang, Korail also operates a high speed train connecting Seoul station and Incheon International Airport, enabling travelers to transfer from airport to city center in less than an hour. Starting on Trip.com's website, Korail tickets will also be available on the Trip.com mobile version in the months to come.
"We are thrilled to welcome Korail, South Korea's national rail operator, to our travel booking platforms," said Amy Wei, General Manager, Ctrip Group International Railway Ticketing. "With Korail's comprehensive range of travel options and Trip.com's convenient booking interface, customers from all over the world will be able to conveniently plan their trip to various cities around South Korea."
"We are delighted to be working with Ctrip Group in our first partnership with a third-party booking website," said Ahn Byeong Ho, Senior Executive Director, Passenger Business HQ. "With a huge consumer base across China and growing number of users overseas in Asia, it is the perfect platform to bring Korail services to the world."
The partnership with Korail marks a step in Trip.com's ongoing efforts to bring international rail services to its various platform. Ctrip Group will continue to pursue partnerships to allow users to buy rail tickets in a range of markets including Germany, Italy, Taiwan and more, further strengthening its position as travelers' one-stop travel companion.
Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 13 languages online and mobile app. Trip.com is a part of the Ctrip Group, a NASDAQ listed company since 2003 (CTRP) with over 30,000 employees and over 300 million members, making it one of the leading online travel agencies in the world. With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, Trip.com has built an extensive hotel network to give customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Trip.com's flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe.
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.
Korail is a public corporation which manages railway transportation and provides services in Korea and has over 27,000 employees and 12 million members. It has about 100 railway lines, 4,000km of railway distance, 700 stations, and 16,000 railway vehicles. Korail's passengers in 2017 was over 6 million by KTX, high speed train and general train.
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