HRS Speeds Up Expansion In China

After launching a new Chinese website in the first half of 2009, Germany-based Hotel Reservation Service recently announced that it would set up offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Chengdu.

Stanley Wang, the managing director of Hotel Reservation Service Asia Pacific, told local media that would expand China's online travel market by speeding up its roll-out in China. The five offices are intended to offer better services to HRS's hotel partners and travelers in these cities and their neighborhood.

HRS has a high opinion of the scope for development of online travel in China. Statistics show only 5% of Chinese netizens would book hotels online via Internet while the number in the US is 55%. Wang believes that online hotel reservation services will have a huge potential in China along with the development of China's Internet industry.

As well as five offices in China, HRS will also establish offices in Tokyo, Singapore, and Bangkok to expand the online travel market in Asia Pacific region.