China’s online travel space currently totals approximately US$6.9 billion, accounting for about 11% of the country’s entire travel market. Due to a variety of factors, the online channel is expected to continue on a strong growth trajectory, and by 2011 will account for about 20% of the total market.
"It is vital to understand the triggers that will allow for innovation and opportunity. What is really exciting is the vast potential represented by Chinese online consumers, as the country emerges as the largest broadband user market in the world. This will create a unique dynamic in the travel buying process."