Ctrip Group has partnered with South Korea’s national rail operator Korail to provide the sales of Korean rail tickets generating the item easy for member to purchase Korean rail tickets in their local languages.
The service will first be available on Trip.com, Ctrip’s Asia Pacific focused one-stop travel booking service available in 13 languages along with further expand to some other platforms within the Ctrip Group.
This specific cooperation marks the 1st time Korail has partnered with an online third party to sell rail tickets.
With Korail joining Trip.com train platform, customers through all over the globe will be able to conveniently purchase passage for Korea Train eXpress, high speed rail to visit locations throughout South Korea.
This specific partnership will particularly benefit foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang who can take advantage along with purchase high speed rail tickets to Pyeongchang, Korail also operate a high-speed train connecting Seoul station along with Incheon International Airport, enabling travellers to transfer through airport to city centre in less than an hour.
Starting on Trip.com’s website, Korail tickets will also be available on the Trip.com mobile product inside months to come.
“We are thrilled to welcome Korail, South Korea’s national rail operator, to our travel booking platforms,” said Amy Wei, general manager, Ctrip Group International Railway Ticketing.
“With Korail’s comprehensive range of travel options along with Trip.com’s convenient booking interface, customers through all over the globe will be able to conveniently plan their trip to various cities around South Korea.”
The partnership with Korail marks a step in Trip.com’s ongoing efforts to bring international rail services to its various platform.
Ctrip Group will continue to pursue partnerships to allow users to buy rail tickets in a range of markets including Germany, Italy, Taiwan along with more, further strengthening its position as travellers’ one-stop travel companion.