Travelfusion, the leading low cost GDS, today announces it has launched in China, as part of its worldwide expansion plans. Travelfusion will be powering low cost carrier (LCC) bookings on China’s largest online and offline agencies.
Travelfusion is currently working with Ctrip.com, the number one OTA and Qunar.com the leading travel search site in China. Other clients include Fly2save.com, Mafengwo and other world class international TMCs.
Travelfusion will be supporting routes from China and Hong Kong to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Phillipines, Japan, Korea whilst catering for internal flights within Australia, New Zealand, India, the Middle East, Europe and America via supplier relationships with Jetstar, Flyscoot, TigerAirways, Peach and AirPhilExpress.
Travelfusion has worked hard on customising its technology to the Chinese market including quoting price in Chinese currency (CNY) and support of different payment mechanisms including bank transfer prepay, 3rd party payment such as Alipay, 99Bill and ChinaPNR. Travelfusion also provide local support in Chinese.
VP APAC & China Manager Yigang Zhang comments: “The total number of international bookings by foreign carriers for the China market is estimated to be 16 million this year, a small fraction of the total China booking volume, this number is expected to grow by at least 40% in the next few years. As a result, it’s the optimum time to be moving in to this region. Currently in China many of the airlines are manually maintained with online market share quite small compared to the offline market. Travelfusion’s solution will support online search and booking in real time.”
Travelfusions’s Desktop solution provides agents with a fully automated and customisable solution that interfaces with all GDS desktop applications and enables searching, booking and logging in the PNR all LCC flights.