Chinese online tourism website has reportedly acquired, a website focusing on ancient Chinese town travel.

According to reports in local media, the terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Employees of are quoted as saying the website will show some difference in the future, but it will not sell hotel rooms like Instead, it will still focus on the lower priced sales of rooms in village inns.

For, the acquisition will add a low-end hotel business to’s product line to meet the various needs from Ctrip members. On the other hand, has a great number of loyal users, and also maintains good partnerships with ancient Chinese towns’ tourist attractions. was established in August 2005 and was one of the first and one of the most authoritative ancient town websites in China. In 2007 started its inn reservation business aiming to be the first inn brand with chains in ancient towns.