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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Google to expand its Local Search presence in China

Google partners with Chinese travel company CTrip.com to show hotel search results on its Chinese Local Search (Bendi Google) Web site.

Google China's local search, known as Bendi Google, would soon show maps and addresses of 3000 Chinese hotels that may be accessed through the Internet. This
information would come from Ctrip.com, China's biggest hotel booking agent with an estimated booking volume of 500K hotel rooms per month.

Read more on China View.

- CTrip Travel in English - http://english.ctrip.com/
- Google Local China - http://bendi.google.com/

What does Bendi mean?
It means 'Local' in Chinese, hence the name Bendi Google for Google Local Search in China.