Ctrip announced last week that it now has 10 ride-hailing services from around the globe integrated into its own app, offering mobility services in 785 cities.
Among them are Lyft and Grab, the leading South-east Asian ride-hailing player that recently invested in ride-hailing aggregator Splyt.
Others are Cabify in South American; Careem, which operates in West Asia and North Africa; Gett, which covers Great Britain, Russia and Israel; Liftago, which covers Czech and Slovakia; Germany’s Taxi Deutschland and Bolt; Belgium’s Taxis Verts; and the Netherland’s TCA.
Ctrip’s app also provides online translation to help its users communicate with local drivers and enables payment in RMB.
Last year, Ctrip had also teamed up with ride-hailing aggregator Splyt, which works with all 10 platforms, to offer pick-up and drop-off services on the OTA’s Asia-Pacific brand, Trip.com.
Ctrip’s integration of overseas ride-hailing capabilities pits it against the country’s ride-hailing leader Didi, and other startups that also target Chinese outbound tourists such as Guide.