The suspension is related to Baidu Travel’s profitability concerns and competition pressure, Baidu said the platform mainly functions as a travel information sharing platform, and thus is different from booking service providers such as Ctrip.

However, Baidu Travel also offers links to Ctrip's flights, trips, and ticket booking services. Ctrip has yet to comment on Baidu Travel suspension. It is not clear if the partnership was revenue-related or driven by either of the two companies.

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