|[July 20, 2012]
Fotopedia and eLong Partner on the Launch of "Fotopedia China" App
BEIJING & SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Fotopedia, the publisher of popular iOS apps such as Fotopedia Heritage,
the Best Travel App of the Year 2011 in Apple's (News - Alert) iTunes Rewind in China,
and eLong, a leading online travel service provider in China, today
unveiled their first collaboration as the Fotopedia China application
becomes available in China.
Fotopedia China is optimized for the Retina display on the new iPad with
thousands of high-resolution, spectacular images of China. eLong
provides consumers the largest number of directly-bookable hotels in
China, is the largest seller of groupbuy hotels in China, and has
received high ratings for its mobile applications.
"Our apps are very popular in China, especially on the iPad with 29% of
our audience, well ahead of the USA at 15% and Japan at 10%," said
Jean-Marie Hullot, CEO of Fotopedia. "We have heard over and over that
our apps create travel envy. We are proud to partner with eLong and help
our audience go one step beyond as they explore the world."
Under the new partnership, Fotopedia is promoting the eLong App for iPad
directly within the brand new Fotopedia China app, as well as
Fotopedia's other popular travel apps such as Fotopedia Heritage.
"eLong is thrilled to enter into this partnership. We will bring
Fotopedia users access to great deals on eLong's market leading
selection of hotels and help people realize their travel dreams.
Fotopedia offers well-designed apps that help people discover beautiful
destinations. It's a perfect combination," said Jason Xie, Chief
Operating Officer of eLong.
Fotopedia serves 200 million image views per month in its applications.
Inaddition to showcasing popular locations throughout the world, the
Fotopedia apps also offer itinerary building and visual stories that
present new and exciting adventures to incorporate into one's travel
App for iPad and Fotopedia
China are available for free in the App Store.
About eLong Inc.
eLong, Inc. (NASDAQ: LONG) is a leading online travel service provider
in China. Headquartered in Beijing, eLong empowers consumers to make
informed travel decisions by providing convenient online, mobile
(iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone (News - Alert)) and 24-hour call center hotel
and air ticket booking services as well as easy to use tools such as
maps, destination guides, photographs, virtual tours and user reviews.
eLong offers consumers the largest directly-bookable hotel product
portfolio in China with a selection of over 30,000 hotels in China and
over 150,000 international hotels in more than 100 countries worldwide,
as well as the ability to fulfill domestic and international air ticket
reservations in cities across China. eLong operates websites including http://www.elong.com,
With more than 12 million downloads to date, Fotopedia is the publisher
of iOS apps, including "Fotopedia Heritage," one of Apple's Hall of Fame
best 50 apps of all times. Fotopedia is also the recipient of the 2011
Best Tablet App of the Year Crunchies Award. Fotopedia provides new ways
to discover, explore and share the beauty of the world. The company was
founded by Jean-Marie Hullot, who was previously CTO at NeXT and CTO of
Apple's Applications Division and a team of Apple veterans. Fotopedia
has offices in San Francisco and Paris. For more information, please
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