The move comes as demand for travel to and from China has been growing. Priceline chief executive Darren Huston said: "Ctrip is the clear leader in online travel in China and we are pleased with the growth in Ctrip bookings through and Agoda over the last two years. “We are eager to build upon what has already become a great partnership, and thrilled to be able to offer our customers even more hotel options in China. Ctrip chief executive James Liang said: “The Priceline Group is the global leader in online accommodations, and as such, a key strategic partner for us as we look to expand our global footprint. Get the full story at Bloomberg and Priceline Read also "Priceline hits warp speed in online travel services" at Nasdaq