China’s largest travel service provider, Ctrip Group, has signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to enable the sales of tickets for DB on its various platforms. This cooperation marks a first for Deutsche Bahn to work with an Asia based online travel agency to sell rail tickets.
Under the new partnership, Ctrip will enable customers to purchase German rail tickets including high-speed rail tickets serving regions and connecting cities around Germany. The partnership allows for real time booking of print@home and mobile tickets and allows travelers to purchase German rail tickets at low rates.
German rail tickets will also be available on trip.com, Ctrip’s new one-stop travel online booking website in the upcoming months. Trip.com members will be able to purchase German rail tickets in any of the 13 language websites.
“Through our partnership, we are enabling our 300 million members to conveniently purchase German rail tickets, supporting travelers to discover all corners of Germany. We are always working towards expanding and improving our services and this partnership marks an upgrade in rail product offerings. We will start the service on our new TrainPal platform and continue to expand to trip.com and other platforms within the Ctrip Group,” said Amy Wei, General