Ctrip Launches First Travel Concept Store in Dubai International Airport

Shanghai, CHINA

SHANGHAI, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ctrip, the largest online travel agent in Asia and the second largest in the world today announced the launch of the first Ctrip travel concept store, located at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3. The aim of the store is to provide customers, particularly Chinese, with 24/7 high quality customer service and in-destination products. As an important global hub, Dubai International Airport welcomes tourists from all over the world. The concept store is able to provide one-stop online and offline services, including travel guidance, consultation, transportation, catering, shopping and more.

The opening of Ctrip’s concept travel store marks the 2018 UAE-China Week and a fruitful cooperation with Dubai International Airport and Dubai Tourism. Ctrip’s first travel concept store allows tourists to enjoy greater value-added services upon their arrival. Travelers are able to experience Ctrip’s one-stop in-destinations services from the selection and booking of local tour activities to enjoying services from local tour guides and more. On-site staff are on hand to provide 24-hour service in languages such as Chinese, English, Arabic and many more. The concept store is complete with 3 TV sets along with 5 iPad Pros, allowing travelers to conveniently find their desired travel information.

Ctrip has worked together with Dubai Tourism to design a variety of stopover itineraries and local entertainment options for travelers in transit or only in Dubai. Whether customers are seeking niche travel products or a more in-depth experience, Ctrip’s one-stop travel concept store aims to make sure that travelers get all they can out of Dubai regardless of the amount of time they are able to spend in the destination.

Ctrip has already won favor from its users as Asia’s premier online service for travel solutions, and the travel concept store at Dubai Airport is the first time Ctrip has brought its superior standards in customer service offline. The store offers an interactive and integrated professional offline service, including consultation and on-site booking.

Ctrip’s travel concept store in Dubai marks one of the many positive achievements from long-term cooperation with Dubai Tourism. Ctrip has cooperated with more than 300 global destinations on local marketing, and has rich experience in the promotion of destinations in different target markets around the world. Ctrip’s vast user base and big data resources offer insight into user behaviour which helps to build tourism products with both local and international characteristics. More travel concept stores are planned to be launched later this year, especially in destinations popular among Chinese travelers.

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.

About Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

For further information, please contact:

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

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