Beginning this month, international customers are able to use Trip.com's "Car Hire" services to book rental cars in more than 6,000 cities across the globe. Customers have access to more than 130,000 rental outlets and over 7 million car resources to select from. The service is currently available to all desktop Trip.com users in English, with additional languages and a mobile version of the service to be launched soon.
The addition of rental car services on Trip.com - which already offers plane tickets, train tickets and hotel booking services in a variety of languages - represents a key step in Ctrip's ongoing efforts to provide enhanced travel services. In order to provide the new car rental services, Ctrip went through vigorous and intensive screening, assessment and contracting of car rental suppliers in order to be able to entrust high quality services.
A study conducted by Ctrip last year found that the number of Chinese car travelers has skyrocketed, with a year-on-year increase of 300% among those travelling abroad.
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