Youtravel.com targets Chinese agents
(14 August 2008) Youtravel.com, the global resort booking specialist, has signed a new deal giving it access to thousands of Chinese travel agents and Chinese resort properties.
It has signed a deal with DerbySoft, the operator of China’s Global Distribution Network, and initially will begin distributing its resort content and inventory to Chinese travel agents through DerbySoft’s system.
In second phase to be implemented later this year, DerbySoft will distribute the content of its Chinese resort properties through Youtravel.com’s system.
Youtravel.com’s group managing director Graham Nichols said: “Youtravel.com was attracted to DerbySoft because it provides access to thousands of Chinese travel agents and hundreds of Chinese resort properties, and due to its ability to make a fast, direct connection between the platforms.
“This agreement illustrates our intention for continued growth in international sales so we are pleased to announce the agreement with DerbySoft and eager to begin seeing transactions in both directions.”
The direct connection process should take about three weeks to complete and both companies are excited about the potential for new business.
“We look forward to building our relationship with Youtravel.com and helping them to take advantage of the enormous growth in both inbound and outbound Chinese travel,” said Dave Revelle, DerbySoft’s director of business development.