Travelport has partnered online travel company Tourism Integration (New Zealand) to launch feijipiao.co.nz, the first OTA dedicated to serving Chinese customers in Australasia.
The partnership allows feijipiao.co.nz access to Travelport’s travel commerce platform providing consumers with easy access to real-time travel content from over 400 airlines, as well as 650,000 hotel properties and car rental, rail and cruise options.
Feijipiao.co.nz is the first OTA in Australasia that can communicate with customers in Chinese and offer multiple cross-border RMB online payment solutions.
Commented Mark Meehan, managing director for Asia-Pacific, Travelport: “Travelport recognises the increasing trend in online travel booking, with the Chinese market leading the way. As an organisation that values clients of North Asian origin, we fully support Fejipiao’s focus and dedication in serving the offshore ethnic Chinese community.”
The Chinese community in New Zealand makes up about 4.3 per cent of the total national population. Phil Goff, the mayor of Auckland, said: “It is great to see a business facilitating travel for the New Zealand Chinese community. Automated comprehensive solutions and an aggregated website for travel purchase by offshore Chinese are good steps forward.”
A similar website serving the Australian market, feijipiao.co.au, will be also be launched in the coming few months.