Trip.com Group and Kayak Asia Pacific announced a partnership that will see Trip.com car rentals offered on the Kayak platform in the Asia Pacific region including Greater China, Singapore, Korea and other destinations.
The joint announcement was made by Kayak's Greater China director Joseph Xiao and Trip.com Group Overseas Car Rental Business Head of Product Management Jommas Xu during a visit to Trip.com Group headquarters by a Kayak delegation. During the visit, the partners also initiated discussions for closer collaboration in the Asia Pacific region, and the launch of Trip.com Group car rental services in the US and Europe.
Kayak is a leading travel search engine, simultaneously searching hundreds of travel sites and handling 520 million queries across its platforms each month, and serving millions of tourists globally.
Bruce Wang, Head of Trip.com Group Car Rental Business, noted that the partnership would play an important role in extending the reach of the company's extensive car rental services overseas. "Since launching overseas car rentals in 2016, and in 2018 on our Trip.com platform, we've seen annual growth of over 300%, and reached coverage of approximately 200 countries and regions," he said. "We integrate local traffic laws, license requirements, and credit card policies into our overseas rental services, to provide the most seamless experience for customers. In working with Kayak, we hope to provide our quality car rental services to more travelers across the globe."
Trip.com Group has launched car rental products on its Trip.com platform in English, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese, to date having reached 300,000 days of accumulative vehicle utilization. The overseas car rental business has maintained triple-digit growth, and is among the most frequently utilized services on the platform for overseas users, alongside air ticketing, rail ticketing, and hotel reservations.
Car rentals are increasingly important to Kayak's users, and the partnership with Trip.com Group promises to enrich customer choices, said Kayak's Greater China director Joseph Xiao. "The demand for overseas car rentals is constantly increasing, and Trip.com Group provides quality services with wide coverage in this sector. We look forward to working more closely with Trip.com Group in car rentals, to provide more choice to our customers worldwide."