Channel Manager for

Get your short-term rental listed on China's N#1 OTA. is one of the largest travel companies in the world and the first in China. This one-stop online travel booking service offered in 19 languages, with more than 1.2 million hotels/vacation rentals in 200 countries and regions. Upload your rentals automatically and manage calendars, rates and property info from our advanced software then choose to connect to and your listings will be visible on, Skyscanner and CTrip. Book a free call and we'll show you how!


Why choose Rentals United to connect to


Listing Creation


Automatic Update


Advanced Options Service Features

  • We create new properties on for you
  • The connection is 2 way and synchronizes content, photos, price, availability and reservations.
  • only accepts Instant Bookings
  • accepts your own cancellation policy
  • accepts multi-units and you can connect buildings

Key Info

Category OTA
Service Release Date 1990
Headquarter Location Shanghai, CN
Minimum properties required 1
Website Visit now
Pricing model Commission-Based
Commission The commission will be negotiated between you and during the agreement.
Onboarding time 6 weeks

How our Channel Manager for works

  1. Upload your properties to Rentals United. Add them manually or via PMS/API sync. Go to Services and add
  2. You will need to contact to sign the agreement and negotiate a custom commission and payment process.
  3. Once you have signed a contract ask for your CodeContext credential, 4-5 digit number. You will need to enter your code in when you connect your properties to establish the connection.
  4. Fill in the support form, Rentals United will connect and map your properties to
  5. Your minimum stay will be synchronized.
  6. performs final availability and pricing check with Rentals United before placing a reservation. If you use a PMS please make sure availability and pricing are correct in Rentals United at all times.
  7. accepts properties worldwide.

Origins and Evolution

The origins of can be traced back to 1996 when Trip Software Systems first purchased the domain name. Over the next two decades, the brand changed hands several times, with ownership transfers involving companies like Galileo International, Cendant, Orbitz Worldwide, and Expedia. In 2017, the Chinese travel company Ctrip acquired

At the time of the acquisition, already boasted over 60 million customers. Under Ctrip’s ownership, the platform became the company’s flagship brand for international markets, complementing Ctrip’s focus on the domestic Chinese travel industry. Consequently, leveraged Ctrip’s extensive supplier relationships, technological capabilities, and industry expertise to accelerate global expansion.

Comprehensive Travel Services allows customers to book flights, hotels, trains, car rentals, airport transfers, tours, and attraction tickets, all through a seamless and user-friendly interface. offers access to more than 1.2 million hotels and vacation rentals in 200 countries and regions, as well as over 2 million flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities worldwide.

In recent years, the company has launched rail ticketing services for markets, such as South Korea, Germany, and mainland China, as well as introducing a car rental service spanning over 6,000 cities globally.

Global Reach and Localization is available in 19 different languages and features localized versions tailored specifically for key markets, such as Australia, Singapore, the United States, and Hong Kong. The localized platforms offer language support, locally relevant content, and customized product offerings.

For the Chinese domestic market,’s services are provided through the original website, which is available in Simplified Chinese. The separation between the international and domestic brands allows the company to cater to Chinese and global travelers alike.

Advanced Technology and Infrastructure has a proprietary booking software system seamlessly integrating the company’s websites, customer service centers, and supplier interfaces, enabling real-time updates on availability, pricing, and inventory management.

Another noteworthy technological component is’s customer database management tools, which enable the platform to analyze user preferences and transaction patterns. The valuable data provide personalized recommendations and targeted services.

Expansion and Future Directions

In 2017, the company acquired the popular metasearch platform Skyscanner, further bolstering’s global reach and capabilities in the flight booking sector.

Looking ahead, has set sights on new geographic markets, such as Hong Kong and Macau, where the recent liberalization of travel restrictions from mainland China is expected to drive significant cross-border traffic. is exploring the potential of the “merchant model,” where the company aims to purchase hotel room inventory upfront during peak travel seasons. The shift could enable the platform to meet customer demand better and potentially realize higher profit margins per room night compared to the current agency model.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is’s business model? is an online travel agency, acting as an intermediary between travelers and travel suppliers such as hotels, vacation rental managers, and airlines. The company generates revenue through commissions earned on bookings made through the platform.

What markets does serve? has a global presence, with localized platforms for various international markets, but the company also focuses on the Chinese domestic travel market through the brand.

How does prioritize localization and language support? offers the platform in 19 languages and features localized versions tailored to specific markets, such as Australia, Singapore, the United States, and Hong Kong.