Ctrip has partnered with South Korea's national rail operator Korail to provide the sales of Korean rail tickets making it easy for member to purchase Korean rail tickets in their local languages.
The service will first be available on Trip.com, Ctrip's Asia Pacific focused one-stop travel booking service available in 13 languages and further expand to other platforms within the Ctrip Group. This cooperation marks the first time Korail has partnered with an online third party to sell rail tickets.
With Korail joining Trip.com train platform, customers from all over the world will be able to conveniently purchase passage for Korea Train eXpress (KTX), high speed rail to visit locations throughout South Korea.
This partnership will particularly benefit foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang starting February 9th, who can take advantage and purchase high speed rail tickets to Pyeongchang, Korail also operates a high speed train connecting Seoul station and Incheon International Airport, enabling travelers to transfer from airport to city center in less than an hour.
Starting on Trip.com's website, Korail tickets will also be available on the Trip.com mobile version in the months to come.
The partnership with Korail marks a step in Trip.com's ongoing efforts to bring international rail services to its various platform. Ctrip will continue to pursue partnerships to allow users to buy rail tickets in a range of markets including Germany, Italy, Taiwan and more, further strengthening its position as travelers' one-stop travel companion.