Ctrip.com International, a China-based travel service provider of hotel accommodation, airline tickets and packaged tours in China, is to partner with global hotel conglomerate, Marriott International, to offer the hotel company’s products to Chinese travellers.
The new partnership between the two companies will be offering Chinese travellers a range of hotel accommodation and reward opportunities at around 3,600 participating hotels worldwide, which are operated by Marriott.
Members of the Marriott Rewards loyalty programme may now earn Ctrip reward points when booking stays at Marriott International branded hotels across the world. Both companies are also intending to offer Double Ctrip Points to Marriott Rewards and Ctrip members.
Simon Cooper, the company president and managing director of Marriott International, Asia Pacific, said, ‘This industry-first partnership brings together the leading hotel loyalty programme and the leading travel agency in China to provide the best possible customer service and guest experience to Marriott Rewards members and Ctrip users in China. It reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of Chinese guests and partnering with exceptional Chinese companies such as Ctrip.’
Fan Min, the company president and chief executive officer for Ctrip, said, ‘Ctrip has always been devoted to creating more value for its customers. The partnership between Ctrip and Marriott is an outstanding example of cooperation between an online travel company and the hotel industry. It’s mutually beneficial for Marriott, Ctrip and our customers. As a result of this expanded partnership, Ctrip customers and Marriott Rewards members can enjoy even more rewards and benefits.’