SHANGHAI, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- eHi Car Services Limited ("eHi" or the "Company") (NYSE: EHIC), a leading car rentals and car services provider in China, and Ctrip (NASDAQ: CTRP), a leading travel service provider for hotel accommodation, ticketing services, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China, jointly announced the expansion of their business partnership to include deeper integration of travel products and services for individual and corporate clients in China.
Under the expanded cooperation agreement, Ctrip will integrate eHi's chauffeured car services, including airport pick-up and drop-off and other business transportation services, into its corporate and individual service offerings. Ctrip will also feature and promote eHi's services on its official website, mobile client application and its various offline channels. The expanded partnership builds on the previous cooperation agreement of the two companies which appointed eHi as the designated and preferred business partner of Ctrip in providing car rental services. As part of that agreement, Ctrip integrated access to eHi's online reservation system in its Ctrip Travel mobile application.
Ray Zhang, eHi's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We believe the expanded partnership and continued integration of eHi's professional and comprehensive car rentals and car services into Ctrip's leading online travel platform will help enrich the travel experience and solve the 'last mile' needs of business travelers and tourists in China. Additionally, we anticipate that the synergies between our businesses will allow us to provide more competitive travel products and gain access to Ctrip's user base, which will help us grow user traffic."
James Liang, chairman and chief executive officer of Ctrip, said, "eHi's car rental services have been the preferred choice for Ctrip clients and this has helped pave the way for the deepening of our cooperation. In our never-ending quest to provide a seamless travel experience for our customers, we aim to team up with car service partners we know can be trusted to deliver quality services. eHi has been a natural partner with its leading car rentals and car services platform, broad geographic coverage and innovative services."
About eHi Car Services Limited
eHi Car Services Limited (NYSE: EHIC) is China's No. 1 car services provider and No. 2 car rentals provider in terms of market share by revenues in 2013, according to Frost & Sullivan. The Company's mission is to provide comprehensive mobility solutions as an alternative to car ownership by best utilizing existing resources and sharing economy to create optimal value. eHi distinguishes itself in China's fast-growing car rental and car services market through its complementary business model, customer-centric corporate culture, broad geographic coverage, efficient fleet management, leading brand name, and commitment to technological innovation. eHi is the exclusive strategic partner in China of Enterprise, the largest car rental company in the world, and is the designated and preferred business partner of Ctrip, a leader in the online travel agency industry in China. For more information regarding eHi, please visit http://en.1hai.cn/.
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 aggregates comprehensive travel related information and offers 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 enables business and leisure travelers to make informed and cost-effective bookings. It 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.
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eHi Car Services Limited
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Mr. Nicholas Manganaro
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