Ctrip Travel Group and China National Travel Service Group are ranked the top two Chinese travel groups , with Overseas Chinese Town Group and Jinjiang International Group tied for third place in the 2014 Top 20 Chinese Travel Groups Ranking jointly released by China Tourism Academy and the China Tourism Association on December 11.
Ctrip moved up from second place last year to take the top position while Qunar also leapt from the seventh place in last year to rank fourth this year. Beijing Wanda Tourism Group and Shandong Inzone Tourism Group made the list for the first time at number 16 and 20, but BCTS Travel Service Group and Zhejiang Tourism Group didn’t make the top 20 list this year.
Beijing Tourism Group and HNA Tourism Group’s kept their positions at the fifth and the sixth place, and CITS Group rose one rank to the seventh place. Nanjing Jinling Hotel Group climbed two ranks to the eighth place, and LY.com jumped from 13th place last year to ninth this year. Shanghai Spring International fell one rank to 10th place.
The rankings from 11-20 are:
11) Guangzhou Lingnan Group
12) Hangzhou Business Tourism Group
13) New Century Tourism Group
14) Beijing Wanda Tourism
15) Dalian Haichang Group
16) Anhui Tourism Group
17) Huangshan Tourism Group
18) Joyu International Travel Group
19) Beijing UTour International Travel Service
20) Shandong Inzone Tourism Group
A project manager of the ranking said operational revenue was the sole index of the ranking and these figures are self-reported by the companies. This is the sixth annual ranking since the ranking was first released in 2009.(Translation by David)