Ctrip Group (CTRP), a China-based travel-related services provider, has announced its partnership with Korail, South Korea's national rail operator, to provide easier purchases of Korean rail tickets in their local languages.
The Korea Train eXpress (KTX) bound for Pyeongchang. Photo: Olympic Games
The service, which marks Korail's first time partnership with an online third party to sell rail tickets, will be available on Trip.com, Ctrip's Asia Pacific focused one-stop travel booking service available in 13 languages and will further expand to other platforms within the Ctrip Group.
Amy Wei, General Manager, Ctrip Group International Railway Ticketing, stated: "We are thrilled to welcome Korail, South Korea's national rail operator, to our travel booking platforms. With Korail's comprehensive range of travel options and Trip.com's convenient booking interface, customers from all over the world will be able to conveniently plan their trip to various cities around South Korea."
Through the online platform, Korail customers from all over the world can conveniently purchase passage for Korea Train eXpress (KTX), high speed rail to visit locations throughout South Korea.
In particular, foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang starting February 9th can take advantage and purchase high speed rail tickets to the county through Trip.com.
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. In months to come, Korail tickets will also be available on the Trip.com mobile version.
Ahn Byeong Ho, Senior Executive Director, Passenger Business HQ, said: "We are delighted to be working with Ctrip Group in our first partnership with a third-party booking website. With a huge consumer base across China and growing number of users overseas in Asia, it is the perfect platform to bring Korail services to the world."