The revenue of travel deals was over 2 billion (9.6% of total deal revenue) in 2012.
Typical local service deal sites like Dianping/Meituan, increased the percentage of travel deals among all the deals they launched.
This will likely go on in 2013, if only as there’re so many hotels that suffer from a low occupancy rate that daily deals are one good method to fill up the rooms.
It will put the daily deal sites more and more in the same waters as the traditional travel websites like Ctrip and Elong. Not surprisingly these travel sites also have their own daily deals.
See also our other articles on the 2012 China Daily Deal Market Report