NANJING, China, July 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. James Jianzhang Liang to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2014.
Mr. Liang is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ctrip.com International, Ltd., a leading travel service provider for hotel accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China. Prior to co-founding Ctrip in 1999, Mr. Liang held a number of technical and managerial positions at Oracle Corporation from 1991 to 1999 in the U.S. and China, including head of the ERP Consulting Division of Oracle China from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Liang currently serves on the boards of Home Inns and 51job.com. Mr. Liang received a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2011 and a Master's in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Liang to our Board of Directors," said Mr. Dunde Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Tuniu. "His extensive experience in the online travel industry will be invaluable for Tuniu as we continue to rapidly expand market share and better serve Chinese leisure travelers."
Ctrip acquired $15 million of Tuniu Class A ordinary shares through a private placement concurrent with Tuniu's initial public offering. In connection with this investment, Tuniu granted Ctrip the right to designate and appoint one new director to Tuniu's board of directors.
About Tuniu Corporation
Tuniu (Nasdaq:TOUR) is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a large selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers, through its website tuniu.com and mobile platform. Tuniu provides one-stop leisure travel solutions and a compelling customer experience through its online platform and offline service network. Since its inception, Tuniu has sold over three million packaged tours. For more information, please visit http://ir.tuniu.com.
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