Mr. Victor Tseng, Vice President of Ctrip said, "These products can minimize the impact on the environment. We will continue to promote the concept of responsible travel and encourage all to be low-carbon travelers."Ms. Huang Ping, China Market Development Manager of Tourism Toronto noted that Canada is one of the few countries in the world with a green tourism certification system. "Tourism Toronto has always adhered to the concept of green tourism and sustainable development," said Ms. Huang. According to Tourism Toronto, 319,000 Chinese tourists visited Toronto in 2017, making China the largest source of inbound tourists for the city. Ms Huang Ping highlighted the importance of publicity and interactions between the travelers and the destination so that green travel development could be sustained. China Southern Airlines, as one of the three major airlines in China has introduced the concept of 'green flight' since 2005. Deputy General Manager of China Southern Airlines Shanghai Branch Mr. Peng Qingming said, "The launch of this initiative will help companies to better fulfill their social responsibilities." In addition to launching this "Responsible Travel" initiative, Ctrip has been consistently playing an active role in supporting disaster relief, environmental protection, education and other social programs. In July 2017, Ctrip, Qunar and eight other companies established an alliance aimed at promoting civilized travel. Ctrip also partnered up with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to support the worldwide movement "Earth Hour". Ctrip, alongside WWF advocated for the need to maintain a sustainable lifestyle by not using single-use plastic products and a deeper commitment to changes beyond that one hour. "In the future, Ctrip will participate in more public welfare programs and lead the way for the travel industry to promote tourism that is green, sustainable and responsible. Together, we will uphold the positive image of travelers in China and in the world," said Mr. Tseng.
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. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2f99ade4-0b48-4fa1-8ba0-1490138b68c1 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/acb47661-737b-4444-aa82-6b40fb16893c http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/51913b77-7954-44b7-b3fb-91ee7b893aa5 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c64e5a60-e545-47c6-8ef7-1bbdd0be5fb0 For further information, please contact: International PRCtrip.com International, ltd.Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455Email: Pr@ctrip.com