Ctrip and Taiwan’s ezTravel Jointly Advance Travel Across the Taiwan Strait

SHANGHAI, China, June 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) , a leading consolidator of hotel accommodations and airline tickets in China, today announced that it has established a strategic alliance relationship with ezTravel.com ( www.eztravel.com.tw ), Taiwan’s leading travel service provider which provides both online and offline travel services. With this alliance, Ctrip can offer its customers various independent leisure packages to Taiwan and provide novel and comprehensive travel information about Taiwan through ezTravel.

James Liang, Chairman and CEO of Ctrip, said, “This collaboration brings new opportunities to travelers in mainland China and Taiwan, making important contributions to advancing travel across the Taiwan Strait. ezTravel’s vast resources allow Ctrip to provide travelers with a variety of interesting leisure package choices for Taiwan tours.”

“We are excited to gain access to the breadth and depth of Ctrip’s product offerings and benefit from Ctrip’s experience in the independent travel market in China,” said Mr. Jinzhang You, General Manager of ezTravel. “We believe ezTravel’s valuable expertise in the Taiwan travel market will allow Ctrip’s customers to truly enjoy a first-rate travel experience in Taiwan.”

About Ctrip.com International, Ltd.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a leading consolidator of hotel accommodations and airline tickets in China. Ctrip aggregates information on hotels and flights and enable customers to make informed and cost-effective hotel and flight bookings. Ctrip targets primarily business and leisure travelers in China who do not travel in group. These travelers form a traditionally under-served yet fast-growing segment of the China travel industry. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip has experienced substantial growth and become one of the best-known travel brands in China.

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