Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New York Times: Interview with Ctrip CFO Jane Jie Sun

Just spotted over at the New Times website - an interview with Ctrip CFO Jane Jie Sun. Another indication of Ctrip's strong desire to expand their customer base outside of China. Claims 50% of the online market and tha tthe online market is 1-2% of the overall travel market. In addition they have another 2-3 % of the overall travel market through call centres. Claim total Chinese travel market is $150billion (Chinese domestic plus foreign inbound). That would put the online travel market at $1.5-3 billion confirming other numbers we have seen.

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