NANJING, China, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, and DFS Group ("DFS"), the world's leading luxury travel retailer, today announced that the two companies will collaborate to promote international travel and shopping.
Based on the agreement, consumers purchasing self-guided tour, selected organized-tour, and certain other travel related products from Tuniu will receive coupons after shopping at DFS stores at 10 popular destinations in 7 countries, including the United States, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. These coupons are redeemable for future purchases of travel products on Tuniu.com.
"We're pleased to partner with DFS to enhance the global shopping experience for Chinese leisure travelers," said Mr. Donald Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Tuniu. "There is a clear growth trend in the rate of Chinese consumer spending during overseas travel, and we have no doubt that many of our customers will enjoy the benefits of this initiative. We are also confident that it will lead to greater user retention on our platform. As we expand our portfolio of travel products, we will continue to look for innovative ways to improve the travel experience for Tuniu customers."
Tuniu (Nasdaq:TOUR) is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a large selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers through its website tuniu.com and mobile platform. Tuniu has over 450,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) of packaged tours, covering over 120 countries worldwide and all the popular tourist attractions in China. Tuniu provides one-stop leisure travel solutions and a compelling customer experience through its online platform and offline service network, including over approximately 600 tour advisors, a 24/7 call center and 60 regional service centers.
For more information, please visit http://ir.tuniu.com.
About DFS Group
DFS Group is the world's leading luxury travel retailer, established in Hong Kong in 1960. DFS Group continues to be a pioneer in global luxury travel retail, offering its traveling customers a carefully curated selection of exceptional products from over 700 of the most desired brands through 420 locations on three continents. Its network consists of duty-free stores located in 18 major global airports, 14 downtown galleria stores, as well as affiliate and resort locations. The DFS Group is privately held and majority owned by the world's largest luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), alongside DFS co-founder and shareholder Robert Miller. DFS Group employs over 9,000 people focused on creating an inspiring retail experiences for its customers. In 2012, over 200 million travelers visited DFS stores. DFS is headquartered in Hong Kong and has offices in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
For more information, visit www.dfsgroup.com
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CONTACT: For more information, please contact: China Maria Xin Investor Relations Director Tuniu Corporation Phone: +86-25-8685-3178 E-mail: email@example.com Lin Zhu Brunswick Group Phone: +86-21-6039-6388 E-mail: TUNIU@brunswickgroup.com New York, USA Ella Kidron Brunswick Group Phone: +1-212-333-3810 E-mail: TUNIU@brunswickgroup.comSource:Tuniu Corporation