Tuniu Expands Regional Service Network to 15 Additional Cities

NANJING, China, Dec. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced that it has added another 15 new regional service centers, increasing the Company's penetration into China's rapidly growing lower-tier cities.

"We are pleased to have significantly expanded our regional network in 2014 by adding 60 regional service centers through the course of the year. Our nationwide network is a core element of our strategy to service the rapidly growing demand for leisure travel across China," said Mr. Alex Yan, co-founder and chief operating officer of Tuniu.

With new regional service centers in 15 additional cities [1], Tuniu now has a total of 75 service centers and 95 departure cities throughout China.

"Looking forward, we plan to expand our network to a total of more than 100 regional service centers throughout the country in 2015. In addition to forming an effective barrier to entry, the network gives Tuniu first-mover advantage in lower-tier cities, enabling us to quickly build market share and reinforce our leadership in the Chinese leisure travel market," Mr. Yan added.

Note [1]: The 15 additional regional service centers are located in Kunming, Huhehaote, Wenzhou, Tangshan, Dongguan, Anshan, Huangshi, Changde, Taizhou, Jinzhou, Linyi, Leshan, Mianyang, Zhongshan, and Xuchang.

About Tuniu

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 counties 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 approximately 600 tour advisors, a 24/7 call center and 75 regional service centers. For more information, please visit http://ir.tuniu.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: maria@tuniu.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