Travel 2.0 enters China

Sina.com is signing a strategic
partnership with travel search engine Qunar.com.
  The two companies will launch “Free Talk Travel”, a blog publishing
platform that will allow Chinese travelers for the first time to share
their travel experiences in an innovative and interactive way. “Free Talk
Travel” is expected to be one of China’s most popular blog platforms and an
asset to online travelers everywhere in China.
  “We feel that Qunar will provide us the right travel industry expertise
and consumer insights to co-develop this exciting new project. Both the
blog platform and travel e-publishing are sure to be well-received by our
users,” said Mr. Kevin Zhu, Life Channel Editor of Sina.com.
  According to Ms. Denise Peng, VP of Product Development at Qunar.com,
“Sina is the right partner for us as we expand our service offering into
the realm of travel 2.0. We’re looking forward to an outstanding
cooperation!”
  In addition to co-developing “Free Talk Travel”, consumers will be
provided with prizes for offering the most interesting, relevant or
downright funny stories about their latest travel adventures. A few of the
top prizes include roundtrip flights to Bangkok and Phuket and Sony W55
digital cameras.
 
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