Mobissimo has played the China card.
The travel metasearch engine launched a China site for flights, hotels and cars. Prices are in Chinese Yuan.
Geared for users in China, the site covers flight options in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, as well as travel options globally. Search results come from local travel agencies, hotels, major airlines and low cost carriers, Mobissimo says.
Travel providers include Agoda Hotels, Air China, Amargo, China Southern Airlines, Ctrip, Hotel Travel China and Zuji.
"Entering the largest Asian marketplace is a new milestone in our international expansion strategy," says Beatrice Tarka, Mobissimo's CEO and co-founder. "China and emerging destinations in Eastern Europe are expected to become travel hotspots in 2011."
Mobissimo already offers country sites in North America, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Germany, the UK, India and Japan. Mobissimo also offers its search engine through Facebook.
Tough to verify, but Mobissimo claims to search more than 180 websites, covering "more travel suppliers in a single search than any other travel search engine."