The agreement allows users to pay Ctrip.com through Alipay in addition to using their Alipay account to log on Ctrip.com.

Prior to this agreement Ctrip.com mainly accepted cash payments or credit-card payment via phone for its air ticket customers.

Alibaba.com is a leading Chinese E-Commerce company. Its payment subsidiary Alipay claims that it has more than 110 million users in China with a daily transaction volume of CNY550 million.