expands China network with DerbySoft

26th Oct 2011 expands China network with DerbySoft

The partnership will offer’s customers access to more than 1,000 one- to three-star independent hotels located across China in many of the country’s key commercial and leisure destinations. Chief Information Officer Olivier Dombey said: “ was keen to partner with DerbySoft because of its fast connectivity ability between platforms, in addition to its wide selection of independent hotels in China.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for to offer an expanded hotel choice in important Chinese destinations. About 80 percent of all Chinese hotels are independently operated, and it presents a challenge to distribution channels not located inside China.

“Our partnership with DerbySoft is a great addition to’s list of existing interfaces worldwide that will help boost our growing presence in one of the world’s most dynamic travel markets.”

Headquartered in Shanghai, China, DerbySoft provides technology services for the Chinese hospitality industry including distribution and management infrastructure.


“We are delighted to partner with to provide our Chinese hotels with additional distribution and revenue opportunities from the website,” said DerbySoft VP of Connectivity, Keith Cotton, “And while this new partnership will benefit all of our hotels globally, it is particularly significant to our Chinese hotels because of the expertise and focus that maintains for China. We view this as a first step in a long, successful partnership.”


Also in China today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Shanghai.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi. is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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