(Yicai Global) Sept. 8 -- As Chinese startups turn to cross-industry cooperation to get ahead of competitors, a leading bike-sharing platform, Beijing Mobike Technology Co., has teamed up with short home vacation rental service Mayi.com to begin a city walk program and create Mobike-themed rooms, TechWeb reported.
Mayi.com will open 100 of the themed orange rooms, which Mobike users can book for free across a range of cities.
The promotion will take place across 10 Chinese cities: Qingdao, Jinan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Chongqing, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou and Hangzhou. The two firms will also release 6,000 shared bikes custom-made by Mayi.com in the cities.
Mobike has released several customized bikes, such as hip hop and Mickey Mouse-themed cycles, in a bid to attract more users. It is one of the country's biggest bike-sharing platforms.
China-based Mayi.com is an online booking platform for short-term accommodation. It currently has around 300,000 houses across more than 300 cities and tourists destinations in the country.