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KAYAK agrees deal to roll out car rental in APAC and internationally

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KAYAK agrees deal to roll out car rental in APAC and internationally

Ctrip-owned OTA will sell its car rentals product on flights metasearch site KAYAK in Asia Pacific as part of a new partnership.

In the future KAYAK and will work more collaboratively in the APAC region and discussions have started about launching Group car rentals in the US and Europe.

Bruce Wang, head of Group Car Rental Business, said the partnership will play an important role in extending the reach of the company’s services overseas.

“Since launching overseas car rentals in 2016, and in 2018 on our platform, we’ve seen annual growth of over 300%, and reached a coverage of approximately 200 countries and regions.

“We integrate local traffic laws, license requirements, and credit card policies into our overseas rental services, to provide the most seamless experience for customers.

“In working with KAYAK, we hope to provide our quality car rental services to more travellers across the globe.” offers car rentals in English, traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese, to date has sold 300,000 days of car hire use.

The OTA said overseas car hire is among the most frequently utilised services on the platform for international users alongside air ticketing, rail ticketing, and hotel reservations.

KAYAK said car rentals are increasingly important to its users, and the partnership “promises to enrich customer choices”.

KAYAK’s greater China director Joseph Xiao said: “KAYAK is committed to providing extensive information to travellers.

“The demand for overseas car rentals is constantly increasing, and Group provides high quality services with wide coverage in this sector.

“We look forward to working more closely with Group in car rentals, to provide more choice to our customers worldwide.”

Today’s announcement will make car rental searching available in China, Singapore, Korea and other destinations on KAYAK, among other search engines.


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