Shanghai No. 1 Secondary People's Court has ruled that Golden Holiday's "false propaganda" lawsuit against Ctrip.com (CTRP) lacks sufficient evidence and has dismissed the case. However Golden Holiday says they have 15 days to appeal to the Shanghai Advanced People's Court and they plan to do so.
In 2004 Golden Holiday Travel submitted notes to the court accusing Ctrip.com, its main competitor in the China travel marketplace, of "false propaganda" for claiming to be the "the first Chinese travel service listed in the US" and "a well-known brand in Chinese travel industry". Golden Holiday said Ctrip's claims confused consumers and caused unfair competition within the industry.
However local media speculate that Golden Holiday will most likely lose this appeal because there seems little legal basis for the court to rule in Golden Holiday's favor.