ChinaTravelNews learned on February 14 that Expedia’s Chinese website has temporarily taken down listings of hotels, flights and local tour offerings in mainland China.
When entering keywords such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an in hotel searches, the website failed to map the destinations or provide relevant information. The multiple hotels displayed in those searches were not in mainland China.
When searching for flight options to mainland China, the system indicated no related airport found and prompted users to input a new city, airport name or airport code.
Similarly, searches for local tour offerings did not yield any product suggestions in the region. The keyword Guangzhou led to Hong Kong and Macau rail pass options, Hong Kong International Airport VIP Lounge access and pick-up service.