expands China network with DerbySoft


PHUKET, Thailand –, a global leader in online travel information and hotel reservations, has expanded its rapidly-growing network around China by partnering with DerbySoft, the premier solution provider for China’s hotel distribution needs.

The partnership will offer’s customers access to more than 1,000 one- to three-star independent hotels located across China in many of the country’s key commercial and leisure destinations. Chief Information Officer Olivier Dombey said: “ was keen to partner with DerbySoft because of its fast connectivity ability between platforms, in addition to its wide selection of independent hotels in China.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for to offer an expanded hotel choice in important Chinese destinations. About 80 percent of all Chinese hotels are independently operated, and it presents a challenge to distribution channels not located inside China.

“Our partnership with DerbySoft is a great addition to’s list of existing interfaces worldwide that will help boost our growing presence in one of the world’s most dynamic travel markets.”

Headquartered in Shanghai, China, DerbySoft provides technology services for the Chinese hospitality industry including distribution and management infrastructure.

“We are delighted to partner with to provide our Chinese hotels with additional distribution and revenue opportunities from the website,” said DerbySoft VP of Connectivity, Keith Cotton, “And while this new partnership will benefit all of our hotels globally, it is particularly significant to our Chinese hotels because of the expertise and focus that maintains for China. We view this as a first step in a long, successful partnership.”