Ctrip and Alibaba are negotiating a deal to establish a link of databanks on customer information held by the two companies, a source close to Ctrip told the newspaper. If the deal is signed, it will mark the beginning of an oligopolistic online travel services market. China's three leading internet companies — Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — have already begun to make headway in the market by acquiring stakes in various online travel service websites. Their moves will likely change the landscape of the online travel industry, the paper said. Ctrip, the country's leading online travel service provider, has become the most attractive target for major internet firms wanting to capture market share. The market is now wondering what the future will hold for Ctrip and whether the website will choose to partner with Alibaba. Get the full story at WantChinaTimes.com