SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – HotelsCombined.com, the world leader in hotel price comparison, today announced it has strengthened Chinese ties, with the launch of eLong, one of the leading online travel agents in China.
Once integration is finalized, HotelsCombined will grow their existing database of 5,000 hotels in China to 11,000 — dramatically increasing the number of hotels for HotelsCombined users around the world to compare and book.
Hichame Assi, Head of Strategy & Online Marketing at HotelsCombined.com, said, “We are extremely excited to launch eLong as a supply partner. This integration will not only provide the eLong brand with worldwide exposure, but will also provide HotelsCombined with a significant source of Chinese inventory that our global China-bound users will appreciate. In addition, this will help boost our growing www.HotelsCombined.cn site within Greater China by providing Chinese users with a recognizable local brand.”
Alisha Gai, English Site Manager of eLong, commented, “We appreciate the cooperation with HotelsCombined, this integration will be sure to drive the overseas market growth of eLong. Additionally, we believe that eLong’s large and increasing hotel inventory would bring benefits for China-bound users of HotelsCombined.”
HotelsCombined.com is the world’s leading hotel price comparison search engine. The site streamlines more than 2,500,000 real-time international hotel deals simultaneously, aggregating prices from online travel agents and hotel chains, including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity.com, Agoda.com, Accor Hotels, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Best Western and Intercontinental Hotel Group. With no mark-ups or additional booking fees, HotelsCombined.com offers travelers a completely free service to find the best available hotel deals.
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