Universal Travel Group's Chairwoman and CEO Elected as a Committee Member in Shenzhen's Fifth Annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

Jun 01, 2010, 16:05 ET from Universal Travel Group

SHENZHEN, China, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Universal Travel Group (NYSE: UTA) ("Universal Travel Group" or the "Company"), a leading travel services provider in China, today announced that the Company's Chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Jiangping Jiang, was elected as a committee member in Shenzhen's fifth annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) as a representative from the circle of The All-China Women's Federation.

CPPCC committee members are selected through consultation and recommendation, and represent various sectors of society in China, have social influence and are capable of participating in the deliberation and administration of state affairs. CPPCC members are required to maintain close ties with the public, to get acquainted with and report the public's desires and demands and to attend meetings and participate in activities organized by the CPPCC committees of which they are members. Ms. Jiang's nomination and successful election is a testament to her outstanding career achievement and generous charitable contributions. As a representative of the Women's Federation Circle, Ms. Jiang is recognized as a successful entrepreneur and will speak on behalf of her constituents on relevant issues.

Shenzhen's fifth CPPCC Committee has a total of 498 members and will submit three proposals on the topics of low-carbon urban construction, development of private education and improvement on the carrying capacity of the environmental resources. Shenzhen's fifth CPPCC is being held from May 29, 2010 to June 2, 2010.

"I am honored to be elected as one of the committee members of Shenzhen's fifth CPPCC," said Ms. Jiangping Jiang, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer. "In order to express my passion and dedication for my community and the domestic economy, I will actively participate in all discussions and serve as the voice for my constituent group."

About Universal Travel Group

Universal Travel Group is a leading travel services provider in China offering package tours, air ticketing, and hotel reservation services via the Internet and customer service representatives. The Company also operates TRIPEASY Kiosks, which are placed in shopping malls, office buildings, residential apartment buildings, and tourist sites. These kiosks are designed for travel booking with credit and bank cards, and serve as an advertising platform for Universal Travel Group. The Company's headquarters and main base of operations is in Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta region of China. More recently, Universal Travel Group has expanded its business into Western China, opening a second home base in the Chongqing Delta region, and other attractive, under-penetrated tier-two travel markets throughout the country. For more information on the Company, please visit http://us.cnutg.com .

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    For more information, please contact:

    Company Contact:

     Mr. Jing Xie
     Secretary of Board and Vice President
     Universal Travel Group
     Phone: +86-755-8366-8489
     Email: 06@cnutg.cn
     Web:   http://us.cnutg.com

    Investor Relations Contact:

     CCG Investor Relations
     Mr. Athan Dounis, Account Manager
     Phone: +1-646-213-1916
     Email: athan.dounis@ccgir.com

     Mr. Crocker Coulson, President
     Phone:   +1-646-213-1915
     Email:   crocker.coulson@ccgir.com
     Website: http://www.ccgirasia.com

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