NANJING, China, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Wei Tong as Vice President. Mr. Tong will be responsible for strengthening Tuniu's cooperation with domestic and overseas tourism bureaus and developing new product lines.
Mr. Tong brings rich experience in China's travel sector from his 32 years career at China International Travel Service Group (CITS Group). Prior to joining Tuniu Corporation, Mr. Tong was the President of CITS Head Office and Vice President of CITS Group Corporation.
"We are very excited to welcome Mr. Tong, who has over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, to the Tuniu family," said Mr. Donald Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Tuniu. "Mr. Tong's extensive knowledge of the travel industry will be invaluable as we look to strengthen our market leading position by driving the transition of offline travel services to online platforms."
Mr. Tong said, "The online leisure travel industry is experiencing explosive growth and I am excited to start this new journey with the market leader. Tuniu is driven by young, open-minded, entrepreneurial professionals who are dedicated to making travel easier for Chinese tourists. I am looking forward to working with Tuniu to bring even more travel experiences to Chinese leisure travelers."
SOURCE Tuniu Corporation