Tujia.com, which is often dubbed the AirBNB of China, announced Wednesday that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Ctrip and Qunar to merge vocation home rental businesses of the two Chinese online travel services. It represents another strategic move by Tujia after its purchase of the short-term rental platform Mayi.com this June.

Through this acquisition, the homestay channels of both Ctrip and Qunar’s web sites and Apps, along with their operation teams and the entire business will be merged into Tujia, according to the company. Upon the completion of the deal, Tujia will receive a wide range of benefits from Ctrip and Qunar, including inventory, traffic, branding and operations support.

Justin Luo, co-founder and CEO of the company, said that the company would focus on the fusion of the various online brands in the future, unify the management of inventory, improve the whole industrial chain. Any possible future merger will be considered in the context of completing the ecosystem and industry chain, he added.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.