Trip.com Group has partnered travel search engine Kayak Asia Pacific to offer car rentals on the Kayak platform in the Asia-Pacific region.
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 OTA’s car rental services overseas.
“Since launching overseas car rentals in 2016, and on our Trip.com platform in 2018, we’ve seen annual growth of over 300 per cent, and reached a coverage of approximately 200 countries and regions,” he said.
Kayak’s partnership with Trip.com Group will enrich the choices of its users amid increasing demand for overseas car rentals, said Kayak’s Greater China director Joseph Xiao.
The joint partnership announcement was made by Kayak’s Xiao and Trip.com Group’s overseas car rental business head of product management Jommas Xu during a visit to Trip.com’s 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’s car rental services in the US and Europe.
Trip.com Group has launched car rental products on its Trip.com platform in English, traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Trip.com car rental services will be available for searching in Greater China, Singapore, South Korea and other destinations on Kayak, among other search engines.