Smooth Sailing

Naville, Jane Lanhee Lee
January 2008
Forbes Asia;1/7/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p18
The article presents information on the Internet company called Intohotel Group, founded by Lin Dong in 2007. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, the company provides travel-management services for businesses. Internet travel outfits are a dime a dozen in China and around the world these days, but Intohotel has a couple of twists. It uses debit accounts, making it possible for employees who don't have a credit card to check out of hotels without using any cash, and it has a special tax arrangement that makes its business model profitable.


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