Ctrip.com International Ltd was founded in June 1999. The Company provides travel related services including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged-tour, corporate travel management services, as well as, to a much lesser extent, Internet-related advertising and other related services. It also sells packaged tours that include transportation and accommodations, as well as guided tours in some instances. It helps leisure travelers book tour packages and guided tours and help corporate clients effectively manage their travel requirements. In addition, it also offers other travel-related services, including but not limited to travelers' reviews, attraction tickets, travel-related financing and car services, and travel insurance and visa services to meet the various booking and travelling needs of both leisure and business travelers. It also offers independent leisure travelers bundled packaged-tour products, including group tours, semi-group tours and private tours or packaged tours with different transportation arrangements, such as cruise, bus or self-driving. It also provides integrated transportation and accommodation services and offers a variety of value-added services including transportation at destinations and tickets, insurance, visa services and tour guides. It offers customers one-stop services to meet their booking and traveling needs and also provide high quality customer service, supplier management and customer relationship management services. It offers its services to customers through an advanced transaction and service platform consisting of mobile platform, multi-lingual websites and centralized 24-hour customer service centers. It competes with other consolidators of hotel accommodations and flight reservation services based in China such as Qunar and eLong and also compete with traditional travel agencies and new Internet travel search websites. The Company's intellectual property rights include trademarks and domain names associated with the name Ctrip.
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