Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom raised more than a few eyebrows at the Phocuswright travel conference in Los Angeles on November 15 when he said that the US-based online travel agency “has a real chance of winning” in the domestic Chinese market. Okerstrom restated the company’s commitment to China, even though he couldn’t provide any concrete ideas about how to fix the company’s lack of success in that country. The travel site already sold its majority stake in the under-performing Chinese online travel agency eLong to Chinese competitor Ctrip.com International, and its direct sales in China are currently slim. China is an obstacle that every major international travel company is trying to address now, and it doesn’t seem as if there’s any obvious path to success in that country’s travel market. Get the full story at Jing Travel