[photopress:Jin_Jiang_hotel_1.jpg,full,alignright]Expedia, the world’s leading online travel company, has started a partnership with Jin Jiang, the largest hotel owner and operator in China and the 22nd largest in the world.
As part of the agreement, Jin Jiang, which owns and operates more than 250 hotels, from luxury five-star lodging to economy accommodation, will now make its entire inventory of hotels available to Expedia customers.
The idea is that through Expedia customers can get the best online rates at the hotel.
Jin Jiang has completed its IPO. is cashed up and plans to expand outside of China, and grow to 500 hotels and inns by 2010. It will then probably be in the top dozen hotel chains in the world.
Source: Expedia press release