Ctrip climbs aboard the Big Bus for one-stop bookings
Ctrip.com International, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Big Bus Tours. Both companies will work together in areas of innovative marketing and product diversification to ensure that customers are able to have more access to tours options and in-destination transportation services. Executive vice president of Big Bus Tours, Mr Omid Golshan and the head of Global Sales, Ms Ana Araque attended the signing ceremony.
As the first and only travel provider, Ctrip will enable over 300 million users to directly book with Big Bus Tours. With a combined fleet of over 400 buses, more than 4 million passengers turn to Big Bus Tours as a travel option. As the world’s largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours, Big Bus Tours run services in 19 cities spanning across 4 continents. Destinations such as Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Sydney are popular amongst Chinese tourists.
The partnership with Big Bus Tours ensures that users enjoy a one-stop booking experience that is not only hassle-free and efficient but is also a solution to local transportation difficulties. Chinese travellers are able to use QR codes to join these tours and select different sightseeing routes to make their experiences more personalized. At present, Chinese travellers can book hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours in 13 cities. Six more Big Bus Tours destinations will be made available online in the coming months.
Director of Ctrip’s Overseas Things To Do (TTD) Department Zhang Xiaori (main picture) said “As an exclusive partner of Big Bus Tours, Ctrip allow users to be in better control of transportation services that are reliable and economical.”