Loco Partners, operating relux, Japanese OTA specializing in luxury accommodation booking, announced on June 20 2016 a business tie-up with the China’s largest OTA Ctrip. According to the agreement, relux will provide Ctrip with its booking engine as early as July 2016 to allow Ctrip customers to book luxury accommodations in Japan on relux.
With the business tie-up, Ctrip aims to send Chinese travelers to luxury hotels or ryokans with high satisfaction levels, and relux will inform unique lodging experiences in Japan to the world in order to raise international travelers’ satisfactions and spread international travelers to local regions.
One of the merits is that hotels or ryokans can easily cope with sudden cancellations because of the prepayment system in booking. The tie-up scheme is as follows:In Japanese