Chinese consumers will be able to access Pegasus Solutions’ independent travel Web site, www.hotelbook.com, inventory of hotel properties in an easy-to-use, Chinese-language format booking engine for the first time.
“We believe that Qunar will provide our member hotels with an outstanding opportunity to market directly to China’s emerging consuming class, many of whom are willing and ready to travel worldwide,” noted Mr Olivier Dombey, Regional Vice President Asia Pacific of Pegasus Solutions. He went on to say, “We feel that travel search engines such as Qunar provide highly-qualified consumers at high conversion rates.”
Qunar’s VP of Product, Ms Denise Peng added, “Hotelbook’s huge base of hotel properties will prove to be very valuable to Qunar’s customers. Our customers, who are very keen to travel the world, will be able to conveniently book rooms through Pegasus’ Chinese-language booking engine.”
With a database of nearly 5,000 independent hotels, hotelbook.com features properties in 144 different countries and 1,564 cities, with 1,600 hotels in the Americas, 2,500 in Europe and more than 500 in the Asia-Pacific region. The site is promoted as The Official Site of Independent Hotels?, asking travelers to “Stay Independent.”
Qunar is China’s first and largest travel search engine with over 5 million monthly unique visitors, searching hundreds of travel web sites.