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Ctrip and Big Bus Tours Signs Strategic Agreement

2017-11-27 11:53
-First and Only Partner in China set to optimize travel experience for outbound tourists

SHANGHAI, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Big Bus Tours. Both companies will work together in areas of innovative marketing and product diversification to ensure that customers are able to have more access to tours options and in-destination transportation services. Executive Vice President of Big Bus Tours, Mr Omid Golshan and the Head of Global Sales, Ms Ana Araque attended the Signing Ceremony.

Ctrip is the first and only travel provider allowing over 300 million users to directly book with Big Bus Tours. With a combined fleet of over 400 buses, more than 4 million passengers turn to Big Bus Tours as a travel option. As the world's largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours, Big Bus Tours run services in 19 cities spanning across 4 continents. Destinations such as Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Sydney are popular amongst Chinese tourists.

Ctrip's partnership with Big Bus Tours ensures that users enjoy a one-stop booking experience that is not only hassle-free and efficient but is also a solution to local transportation difficulties. Chinese travellers are able to use QR codes to join these tours and select different sightseeing routes to make their experiences more personalized. At present, Chinese travellers can book hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours in 13 cities. 6 more Big Bus Tours destinations will be made available online in the coming months.

The Director of Ctrip's Overseas Things To Do (TTD) Department Zhang Xiaori said "As an exclusive partner of Big Bus Tours, Ctrip allow users to be in better control of transportation services that are reliable and economical."

Ctrip's Overseas Things To Do (TTD) CEO Yu Xiaojiang said "Ctrip will continue to seek partnerships to ensure our user base are able to gain more access to top-quality products and personalized services."

About Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. It is the largest online consolidator of accommodations and transportation tickets in China in terms of transaction volume. Ctrip enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings by aggregating comprehensive travel related information and offering its services through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of its mobile apps, Internet websites and centralized, toll-free, 24-hour customer service center. Ctrip also helps customers book vacation packages and guided tours. In addition, through its corporate travel management services, Ctrip helps corporate clients effectively manage their travel requirements. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip has experienced substantial growth and become one of the best-known travel brands in China.

For further information, please contact:

Victor Tseng
Ctrip.com International, ltd.
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455
Email: Pr@ctrip.com

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Source: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

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