Internet firms aid festive journeys
Chinese internet firms are offering services to help people obtain train tickets for the Spring Festival travel rush, arguably the largest annual human migration in the world.
Online travel agencies such as Ctrip.com International Ltd and Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd claim their online software-driven ticket-buying services can increase the chances of securing a train ticket.
Consumers need to pay 20 yuan ($2.89) to 200 yuan more per ticket as a commission fee.
Ctrip said it had secured more than 120,000 train tickets by 6pm onWednesday alone.
The eve of the Spring Festival, which falls on Jan 27 this year, is the most important festivity for Chinese people.