SINGAPORE, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com, an independent international brand and part of Ctrip Group, the largest online travel agent in Asia and the second largest in the world, has officially announced that Lawrence Wong will be Trip.com’s first spokesperson in Singapore and Malaysia.
Starting from August 2019, Lawrence Wong will appear in advertisements for Trip.com on buses, subway stations, as well as on branded websites and mobile apps. Buses linking Singapore and Malaysia’s Johor featuring Lawrence’s image will resume from the 8th of August. The first of its kind, Trip.com aims to make all aspect of users’ trip convenient and seamless.
Edmund Weng, General Manager of Trip.com in Singapore and Malaysia said, “We are excited to have Lawrence Wong as our spokesperson. His energy and boyish charm make him the perfect fit to represent Trip.com. We are excited that he has decided to take a trip with Trip.com as part of his journey to trace his roots. This will be filmed in a Trip.com advertorial.”
Frequently commuting between Singapore and China, two of Trip.com’s key markets, the charismatic, charming and popular Singaporean actor, who shot to fame after playing the role of kind-hearted imperial guard Hai Lancha in the popular Chinese period drama The Story of Yanxi Palace, is the perfect ambassador for Trip.com.
PHOTO: Lawrence Wong is the official spokesperson for Trip.com in Singapore and Malaysia
Affectionately dubbed Hai Lancha by his fans, in reference to his stellar performance in The Story of Yanxi Palace, Lawrence has also recently appeared as Yang Dingyi in the recent Channel 8 hit drama My One In A Million. Aside his acting career, Lawrence Wong is also a star in the fashion industry. Loved by the fashion community and with strong social media presence, he has graced the cover of many fashion magazines, including Men’s Uno Malaysia, The Man Asia, U Weekly, August Man, and Nuyou Singapore, among others.
Lawrence Wong said, “Everyone around me knows that I love travelling and that I used to go on mandatory backpack trips at least twice a year to various less-travelled destinations! Travelling around to see the world and experiencing life in different cultures allows me to grow and recharge. Even now when I’m so busy with my career, I’ll still make it a point to at least do short getaways around nearby destinations. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. I feel incredibly lucky and excited to be part of the Trip.com family. Together, I hope we can inspire the wanderlust in you to take some time off, see the world and be awed by its beauty.”
Trip.com in Singapore has been seeing triple digit growth for both flights and hotels. The platform has consistently made waves in both the Singaporean and Malaysian markets as a result of its innovative brand marketing and promotions of Trip.com’s products and services. With 24/7 customer service capabilities in 19 languages available through both Trip.com’s website and mobile app, Trip.com offers comprehensive travel products and services to millions of members worldwide. With a huge inventory of over 1.2 million accommodation listings, 2 million individual flight routes as well as guides to local attractions and things to do, our aim is to provide all our users with a hassle-free travel experience.
Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 19 languages through our website and mobile app. We are a part of the Ctrip Group, a NASDAQ listed company since 2003 (NASDAQ: CTRP) with over 30,000 employees and over 300 million members, making it one of the leading online travel agencies in the world.
With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, we’ve built an extensive hotel network to give our customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Our far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe. When you combine this with our 24/7 English customer service and various other travel products, you can trust us to take care of your next trip.
For further information, please contact:
Ctrip.com International, ltd.
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455