Based in Dallas, DHISCO is the world's original and leading hospitality distribution company. It started serving the hospitality industry since 1989 and now processes more than 16 billion transactions a month.
Kevin King, COO of Shiji said the partnership helps Shiji accelerate its globalization plans. “We are confident that the partnership with DHISCO to expand our distribution network globally will create significant value for clients from both sides.”
DHISCO CEO Toni Portmann said the new partnership links DHISCO hotel suppliers to the major travel distribution sellers in China, providing them with both multilingual content and real-time information on rates and inventory.
“One of the top priorities for Western hotel companies today is finding ways to effectively tap the outbound Chinese tourism market,” Portmann said. “By giving our hotel partners a direct connection through CHINAonline, we are making it easier for them to offer inventory to the country’s top travel sellers at a time when more Chinese are looking to travel abroad.”
Anson Lau, Managing Director of CHINAOnline, said the agreement will dramatically expand the inventory Shiji can offer to its distribution partners, giving Chinese travel sellers and consumers access to natural language content and real-time rate and availability information from DHISCO’s more than 514,000 hotel partners around the world.
“This is a partnership between China’s largest hotel supply and demand network and USA’s largest hotel supply and demand network.” said Lau. “It gives Western hotel companies a direct link to the most comprehensive distribution channels in China, at the same time it opens up global distribution to DHISCO’s hotel partners. As international travels to and from China continues to grow, we look forward to expanding our relationship with DHISCO and its many global partners.”
According to the China National Tourism Administration, China ranked first in the world for outbound tourism in the first half of 2017. And, with fewer than 10 percent of Chinese citizens currently holding passports, those numbers are expected to continue to grow.
Founded in 1998, Shiji’s aim is to become a “big data” application service platform operator. Shiji has become the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems after three successful transformations. At the same time, Shiji is gradually expanding from hotel to catering and retail industries, becoming the major software supplier to both industries. Now, Shiji is responsible for approximately 60% to 70% of the market share in the high end sector of hotel and retail industries, and possesses a leading position in the catering industry. The estimated annual revenue of Shiji clients can be more than RMB 5 trillion. Shiji has completed three successful transformations since its establishment. It is now experiencing the 4th transformation dedicating to be a “big data” driven consumer application service platform operator. Shiji has introduced consulting, IT solutions and data platform services. Meanwhile, Shiji is developing worldwide leading products and technologies aiming for the international market and speeding up its globalization progress. Currently Shiji has more than 50 subsidiaries located in major Chinese cities and overseas markets (Singapore and Munich) with over 3,000 employees.
CHINAonline, a division of Shiji Group (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002153), is the leading channel management and connectivity technology provider for hotels and distribution channels in China. Founded in 2007, Shiji Distribution Solutions built the first online travel distribution platform in China. It has expanded both domestically and internationally and now has direct connections to over 70 chains and 90 distribution channels.
About DHISCO Inc.
DHISCO Inc. is the world’s original and leading hospitality distribution company, providing the most reliable and advanced technology to connect hotels around the world with online travel agencies, global distribution systems, metasearch engines and other travel partners. Since 1989, DHISCO has built its reputation on providing the most efficient and affordable means to market, capture and book hotel reservations. Today, it moves more than 16 billion transactions a month for more than 514,000 hotels.