SHANGHAI, China, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Ctrip.com International, Ltd. Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest online travel agency, signed a groundbreaking agreement with Japan’s largest and oldest non-mutual private insurance provider Tokio Marine Nichido. The signing ceremony was attended by the Vice President of Ctrip Group Wang Wei, and the Managing Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Nichido, Fumiaki Yokoi.
Established in 1879, Tokio Marine Nichido possesses a wealth of resources that will make important steps toward improving the safety of Japan-bound tourists. Utilising the insurance provider’s real-time links with the Japanese emergency services and its mature disaster response mechanisms, Ctrip will work with Tokio Marine Nichido to better provide updates and support to customers during their stay in Japan, as well as making available to Ctrip customers its disaster response and earthquake prevention guides.
Wang Wei, Vice President of Ctrip Group, said in a statement, “At Ctrip, we always place great importance on the safety of our customers. This collaboration will explore opportunities for diversification of product choices, as well as the provision of services and information to ensure safety of travellers.”
The collaboration will also make possible stimulation of the local tourism industry, through promotion of local destinations, and facilitating further co-operative relationships with local businesses. Ctrip representative Wang Wei said in a statement, “With the help of Tokio Marine Nichido and its local partners in government and industry, Ctrip will work to develop the Japanese tourism market, in areas including destination promotion and building on local partnerships.”
As Ctrip expands its global presence, it is looking for ways to better serve customers in international markets, and to give travellers more choice in insurance and other areas. The agreement with Tokio Marine Nichido is a significant step for Ctrip in improving safety, experience and range of choice for customers in the Japanese market, and opens up various opportunities for development of the local tourism economy. Managing Executive Officer of Tokio Marine Nichido, Fumiaki Yokoi echoed Ctrip representative Wang Wei’s enthusiasm, “Together with Ctrip, we will contribute to regional revitalisation and innovation by encouraging tourism across the country.”
As part of Ctrip’s global SOS service network, this collaboration with Tokio Marine Nichido plays an important role in improving user safety on a global scale. Ctrip anticipates the improvements to user safety, as well as the opportunities in the Japanese tourism market that this collaboration will bring.
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.
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Source: Ctrip Computer Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. via GLOBE NEWSWIRE