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Chinese Travel Booking Sites Stop Selling Tickets To Malaysia

Excerpt from Times Of India

Mar 30, 2014 12:30 pm

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This was inevitable, and will likely be one part of the short term response from China to the anger its citizens feel about Malaysia’s tardy response to the missing MH370 flight.

— Rafat Ali

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China’s online ticketing sites have stopped booking on flights going to Malaysia…first major commercial backlash against Malaysia after…missing MH370 flight.

Online travel agencies eLong, LY.com, Qunar and Mango are among those who have imposed the ban. The move will mean cancellation of a large number of flights of Chinese and foreign airline companies because a major part of airline ticketing is done by online sites in the country with even agents using the service.

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